Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date June 7, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Brian Boothroyd
Associate Director, Facilities
Physical Plant
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
217332 Square Feet

Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified at each level under a rating system for design and construction used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) :
Certified Floor Area
LEED BD+C Platinum or at the highest achievable level under another rating system 64022 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 153310 Square Feet
Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g. BREEAM, CASBEE, DGNB, Green Star) 0 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Silver or at a step above minimum level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 0 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 0 Square Feet

Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a non-GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g. Green Globes NC, Certified Passive House):
0 Square Feet

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
100

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list of certified buildings and ratings:

LEED
- Gateway Center. LEED Platinum. (64,022 GSF). Date opened: Fall 2013
- Centennial Hall. LEED Gold. (168025 GSF). Date opened: Fall 2011. Extension Fall 2014


Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space that is NOT certified, but that was designed and constructed in accordance with published green building guidelines and policies:
0 Square Feet

A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
The green building guidelines or policies:
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Do the green building guidelines or policies cover the following?:
Yes or No
Impacts on the surrounding site (e.g. guidelines to reuse previously developed land, protect environmentally sensitive areas, and otherwise minimize site impacts) ---
Energy consumption (e.g. policies requiring a minimum level of energy efficiency for buildings and their systems) ---
Building-level energy metering ---
Use of environmentally preferable materials (e.g. guidelines to minimize the life cycle impacts associated with building materials) ---
Indoor environmental quality (i.e. guidelines to protect the health and comfort of building occupants) ---
Water consumption (e.g. requiring minimum standards of efficiency for indoor and outdoor water use) ---
Building-level water metering ---

A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

ESF has several separate policies that serve as green buildings guidelines
<http://www.esf.edu/au/sustainability.htm>

These include:

- Space Churn Renovation Plan and Policy
- Low-Impact Site and Green Building Exterior Management Plan
- Erosion & Sedimentation Policy
- College Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling Policy
- Sustainable Materials and Supplies Purchasing Policy (adopted Jan.11,2011)


A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:

See Gateway Center features <http://www.esf.edu/sustainability/gatewaybuilding.pdf>

The Governor of the State of New York has issued an Executive Order that requires all new building construction and major renovations to be designed and constructed, at a minimum, to be certifiable at a LEED "silver" level. The State University Construction Fund is given construction authority for the State University of New York's campuses. In selecting design and construction management consultants for a major project experience and success with LEED is included among qualifications. LEED status and compliance is actively tracked during design and during construction. Systems are monitored, post-construction, to make certain that they are operating as intended.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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ESF's new Gateway Center building was designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification. The building officially opened in the Fall of 2013, and received LEED Platinum certification in the Spring/Summer of 2014. <http://www.esf.edu/sustainability/gatewaybuilding.pdf>

Also, Centennial Hall residences were certified LEED Gold. It was first opened in Fall 2011. Its new Extension opened in the Fall of 2014.

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