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Liaison Katie Lavin
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2016
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Sterling College (VT)
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kelly Jones
Manager
Buildings and Grounds
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Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations?:
Yes or No
LEED or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) No
The DGNB system, Green Star, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM, CASBEE, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
The Living Building Challenge No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) No

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list of certified buildings and ratings:
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Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
57076 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level (e.g. LEED Certified) ---
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) ---
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) ---
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) ---

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level ---
Mid-Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level ---
4th Highest Level ---
Mid-Level ---
2nd Highest Level ---
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Floor area of building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
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Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations:
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Floor area of building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but NOT certified:
57076 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
Aug. 1, 1990

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

As with building operations and maintenance, Sterling College believes in obtaining and renovating structures and maintaining the energy and value contained within them. As environmental stewards, Sterling believes that renovated structures and building very few new structures with only locally harvested materials is more beneficial to the environment and community than obtaining third party verification and certification.

Sterling College has committed to this practices in it's strategic plan. Included below are statements from the 2013-2018 Strategic Plan:

"Sterling College will have well-maintained facilities appropriate to the aspirations of our community, our curriculum, and our values including environmental stewardship. To sustain such a campus will require that the College develop adequate funds to maintain and repair its facilities, equipment, tools, and other physical resources. The campus will be integrated into the community of Craftsbury Common and will present an appealing appearance to our neighbors with whom we will seek to share our resources.

Specifically, the College will endeavor to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and will commit to increasingly live by its commitment to environmental stewardship.

Goal: To restore and renovate the campus so that all buildings are efficient and attractive and serve the needs of the community and a population of approximately 120 students."


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

As with building operations and maintenance, Sterling College's governance mostly purchases used buildings and renovates them. When new buildings are constructed, materials are harvested on site and planned so that the least amount of non-local resources are used as possible.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or green building design and construction guidelines or policies is available:
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