Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.61
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Nov. 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

Tufts University
OP-3: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.62 / 3.00 Ruth Bennett
Director of Strategic Capital Programs
Facilities Services - Construction
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space:
150,000 Square Feet

Floor area of eligible building space designed and built in accordance with published green building codes, policies, and/or rating systems:
Floor area
Certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Platinum or Certified Living Building) 0 Square Feet
Certified at the 2nd highest level under a 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Gold) 0 Square Feet
Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier, multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., BREEAM Very Good) 0 Square Feet
Certified at a step above minimum level under ar 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Silver) 0 Square Feet
Certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Certified) 0 Square Feet
Certified/verified at any level under a multi-attribute, non-GBC rating system for design and construction, a green building code, or a single-attribute rating system for design and construction 0 Square Feet
Designed and built in accordance with a multi-attribute green building code, policy, guideline, or rating system, but not certified/verified 0 Square Feet
Designed and built in accordance with a single-attribute green building code, policy, guideline, or rating system, but not certified/verified 150,000 Square Feet
Total 150,000 Square Feet

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
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A list of new construction and major renovation projects that indicates the green building code, policy/guideline, or rating system that applies to each building:

The Joyce Cummings Center (150,000 sf) finished construction in fall 2021. It was built with a target EUI of 50 kbtu/sf. There were water efficiency targets in the construction as well. https://provost.tufts.edu/joyce-cummings-center/

Since the Decarbonization Report was published in 2020, Tufts has a target EUI for all building renovations and new construction, as well as water efficiency targets.


An inventory of new construction and major renovation projects that indicates the green building code, policy/guideline, or rating system that applies to each building:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s green building design and construction program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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In new construction, we are installing air source heat pumps to work in concert with our central energy plant that creates steam, which is converted to hot water at the building. We are installing heat recovery chillers in existing buildings in order to increase the efficiency of our heating/cooling equipment. We are currently planning the design and installation of new hot water pipes for the upper campus to start the transformation from steam to hot water.

Tufts aims to lower our EUI and our goal is to be near net zero.

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