Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.31
Liaison Katherine Straub
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Susquehanna University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.93 / 3.00 Chris Bailey
Director of Facilities
Facilities
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
72700 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 15100 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:
20.77

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

Admissions Building completed 2017: 15,100 square feet


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:
31200 Square Feet

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

From R. S. Mowery, General Construction: "We often use the LEED checklist and guidelines provided by the US Green Building council during the design and pre-construction process to “unofficially” document criteria that satisfies the LEED/sustainability requirements. In addition, when considering various materials for interior or exterior finishes, we include sustainability along with cost and quality, in the decision making process. During procurement of materials, we focus on regionally available materials. During construction, we follow LEED/Sustainability requirements for construction waste management and indoor air quality."


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:

Renovations and new building, FY 2014-17:
11,000 sqft hawks nest in Deg 2016
13,000 sqft library 2014
15,100 New Admission House 2017
2,000 2nd floor Selinsgrove Hall, Pres Office and bathrooms 2017
5,100 Pine Lawn renovations, 2017
3,500 Old Admission 2014, 2015
15,000 sq ft boiler upgrades (mechanical space only) 2014
8,000 bathrooms in Reed and Aikens 2015 2016


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

A project manager on SU Facilities staff (Director or Associate Director of Facilities) is assigned to every construction project. This project manager works with the construction company to ensure that the above guidelines are met.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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