Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 86.82
Liaison Richard Demerjian
Submission Date March 28, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of California, Irvine
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
3.00 / 3.00 Richard Demerjian
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Office of Environmental Planning and Sustainability
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
904,168 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 904,168 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:
100

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

UC Irvine participates in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program of the U.S. Green Building Council. The following buildings on the UCI main campus have been certified from August 2013 to present:

LEED PLATINUM (New Construction)
1. Mesa Court Towers (2018)
2. Continuing Education (2017)
3. Merage School of Business II (2016)
4. Alumni Center (2015)
5. Contemporary Arts Center (2014)
6. Contemporary Arts Production Studio (2014)
7. Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway (2013)
8. Biological Sciences III (2013)
9. Verano Place Infant Toddler Center (2013)
10. Verano Place student housing complex - Cedar Unit (2013)
11. Verano Place student housing complex - Aspen unit (2013)
12. Verano Place student housing complex - Poplar unit (2013)
13. Verano Place student housing complex - Alder unit (2013)


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:
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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) ---
Energy consumption (e.g. policies requiring a minimum level of energy efficiency for buildings and their systems) ---
Building-level energy metering ---
Use of environmentally preferable materials (e.g. guidelines to minimize the life cycle impacts associated with building materials) ---
Indoor environmental quality (i.e. guidelines to protect the health and comfort of building occupants) ---
Water consumption (e.g. requiring minimum standards of efficiency for indoor and outdoor water use) ---
Building-level water metering ---

A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:
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A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Buildings not within the institutional boundary (Anza-Borrego Desert Research Buildings) were not included under certified project space.

UC Irvine is a national leader in green building design and implementation with 17 LEED New Construction Platinum Buildings and 10 LEED New Construction Gold Buildings. UCI worked collaboratively with the US Green Building Council over the last decade to develop a campuswide systems approach to green building certification and that general model has contributed to the successful certification of this large portfolio of green buildings.

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