Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.67
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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 0.80 / 3.00 Brian Boothroyd
Associate Director, Facilities
Physical Plant
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
62,455 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 0 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 0 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:
0

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list of certified buildings and ratings:
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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:
39,715 Square Feet

A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
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The green building guidelines or policies:

Centennial Hall Addition is a student residence hall project that is operated through ESF's College Foundation. The original building was opened for the Fall 2011 semester and was certified LEED Gold. In Fall 2014, a 34,000 square foot, 84-bed addition was opened. Based upon the success of the original construction, the addition was designed and constructed to the same LEED Gold standards as the original building, however, the College Foundation did not seek LEED certification for the addition.

In December 2018, ESF completed construction of the Roosevelt Wildlife Education and Research Center in 5,715 SF of previously unoccupied space in the basement of its Gateway Center. The project, which was designed and constructed to LEED V4 ID&C Platinum for Interior Design and Construction standards, includes specimen storage, educational and research space associated with the college's one-of-a-kind Roosevelt Wildlife Collection. The College anticipates LEED certification in 2019.


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) Yes
Energy consumption (e.g. policies requiring a minimum level of energy efficiency for buildings and their systems) Yes
Building-level energy metering Yes
Use of environmentally preferable materials (e.g. guidelines to minimize the life cycle impacts associated with building materials) Yes
Indoor environmental quality (i.e. guidelines to protect the health and comfort of building occupants) Yes
Water consumption (e.g. requiring minimum standards of efficiency for indoor and outdoor water use) Yes
Building-level water metering Yes

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

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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Capital construction projects on state-owned land at ESF are designed and constructed under the authority of the State University Construction Fund and SUCF's Program Directives including:
= Directive 1B-2 - Net Zero Carbon New Buildings and Deep Energy Retrofits of
Existing Buildings.
= Directive 1B-7 - Energy, Sustainability, LEED and Executive Orders

Directive 1B-2 addresses SUNY's energy and carbon use reduction goals and provides construction project targets goals and design direction for new buildings, deep energy retrofits of existing buildings, and partial building renovations or system/component replacements

Directive 1B-7 provides requirements for compliance with Executive Order No. 88 and requires new and major rehab building projects to be designed to LEED Silver rating.

These directives may be found in their entirety at SUCF's website: https://www.sucf.suny.edu/design/projdirp.cfm

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