Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jennifer deHart
Submission Date Oct. 30, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Unity College
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Steve Kahl
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability
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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) Yes

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

LEED and the European Passive House Standard


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
40500 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) 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 1937 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 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

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 0 Square Feet
4th Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

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:
2200 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but NOT certified:
36300 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
Feb. 10, 2014

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

The campus strategic plan calls for net zero carbon by 2020 and the energy plan has criteria and strategies to meet the criteria and deadline, including a building energy bid checklist for contractors and architects


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

The College's administration and the Planning Committee of the Board of Trustees takes sustainability in campus planning seriously and has emphasized green building practices in the campus Master Plan adopted in 2014.

The sustainability director is a member of Senior Staff and the budget committee to ensure sustainability implications are considered in any major building or renovation project.


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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