Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 38.99
Liaison Rosangelica Rodriguez
Submission Date Oct. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Trinity College (CT)
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.72 / 3.00 Rosangelica Rodriguez
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
11,000 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:
11,000 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) No
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) No
Building-level water metering No

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

1.2 Policy
It is the policy of Trinity College to finance, plan, design, construct, manage, renovate,
and maintain its facilities in a sustainable fashion. The latest edition of the US Green
Building Council’s LEED rating system and accompanying Reference Guide shall be
used as a design and measurement tool to determine what constitutes a sustainable
building by national standards. All new construction and major remodels meeting the
requirements set forth in section 1.3 shall attain a minimum of a LEED silver rating.
Design and project management teams are strongly encouraged to meet higher LEED
rating levels whenever possible. Furthermore, when it becomes clear that a project will
not be able to meet a target threshold for a particular LEED credit, sustainable practices
are preferable to no action at all.
1.3 Policy Requirements
This applies to new construction (measuring at least 5,000 gross square feet) and major
remodels (in excess of 50% of replacement value). When a project does not meet these
magnitudes, projects shall incorporate sustainable practices to the largest extent possible
and continue using LEED as a guideline for such actions. Such projects will be required
to submit a proposal to the Sustainability Task Force for integrating sustainable practices
into there design.


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

Our onsite project managers ensure compliance


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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