Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 88.59
Liaison Richard Demerjian
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Irvine
OP-3: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 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:
668,935 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) 668,935 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 0 Square Feet
Total 668,935 Square Feet

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
100

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:

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 were certified between March 2016 and 2021.

LEED PLATINUM (New Construction)
Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building (2021)
Gavin Herbert Eye Institute (2021)
Middle Earth Towers (2020)
Anteater Learning Pavilion (2018)
Mesa Court Towers (2018)
Continuing Education (2017)
Merage School of Business II (2016)

View more detail about UCI's LEED buildings here: https://sustainability.uci.edu/sustainablecampus/green-buildings/


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:
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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 21 LEED New Construction Platinum Buildings and 11 LEED New Construction Gold Buildings. UCI worked collaboratively with the US Green Building Council over the last decade to develop a campuswide approach to green building certification and that general model has contributed to the successful certification of this large portfolio of green buildings.

Find more information about UCI's green buildings here: https://sustainability.uci.edu/sustainablecampus/green-buildings/

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