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Stony Brook University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Tom Lanzilotta
Campus Energy Manager
Campus Operations and Maintenance
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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) Yes
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:

At Stony Brook University we currently use the LEED building rating system set forth by the the USGBC. We currently have six LEED certified buildings:

Advanced Energy, Research, and Technology Center: LEED Platinum
Nobel Halls: LEED Gold
Southampton Library: LEED Gold
Frey Hall: LEED Silver
Marine Sciences Research Center: LEED Silver
Student Recreation Center: No rating
West Side Dining Hall: No rating
Simons Center for Geometry & Physics: LEED Gold
Center for Excellence in Wireless & Information Technology (CEWIT): Built to LEED Certification
Medical & Research Translational (MART) Building- No rating
Computer Science Building- No rating


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
12,125,930 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) 0 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 41,000 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 253,000 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 50,000 Square Feet

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 ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

Floor area of building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but NOT certified:
114,000 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
Jan. 1, 2014

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

Purpose: Stony Brook University is dedicated to having a positive impact on the natural environment and builds/maintains its facilities and exterior locations in the most sustainable manner possible. This commitment is an essential component of the University’s climate neutrality goals, which include a 25% reduction in greenhouse gases in 2020, based on 2008 levels and ultimately achieving climate neutrality in 2050. The purpose of this Sustainable Facilities New Construction / Operations & Maintenance Policy is to outline the University’s commitment to building and operating its facilities in a sustainable manner using the following U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating systems:

LEED for Building Design and Construction
LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance


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

Policy: Stony Brook University is committed to building and operating its facilities in a sustainable manner using U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) as a guideline. The following goals apply to University new construction and existing facility operations:

• New University construction projects have a minimum goal to achieve USGBC LEED Silver status, using LEED Building Design and Construction rating system as a guideline.

• Existing University facilities will be operated using the USGBC LEED Operations and Maintenance rating system as the guideline for incorporating sustainability into facilities management.


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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