Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 83.80
Liaison Mark Maxwell
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.54 / 3.00 Mark Maxwell
Assistant Director of Construction & Sustainability
PPD&C
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
455093 Square Feet
+ Date Revised: July 16, 2019

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 385046 Square Feet
+ Date Revised: July 16, 2019
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 0 Square Feet
+ Date Revised: July 16, 2019
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
+ Date Revised: July 16, 2019
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:
84.61

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

Housing 4, Certified LEED Platinum
Recreation Center North, Certified LEED Platinum
Science and Engineering 2, Certified LEED Platinum
Classroom and Office Building 2, Certified LEED Platinum

+ Date Revised: July 16, 2019

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:
0 Square Feet

A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
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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) Yes
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) Yes
Building-level water metering Yes

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

UC Merced campus policy states that all new construction buildings on campus achieve a minimum of LEED Gold certification under LEED Green Building Design and Construction.


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

All new permanent buildings on the UC Merced campus are required to achieve minimum LEED Silver since 2002 and, as of March 2009, minimum LEED Gold. Since 2005, UC Merced has an on-campus LEED coordinator working with every building project to ensure compliance, gather documentation, and submit projects for review by the U.S.Green Building Council.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The GSF provided in this credit only takes into consideration buildings that are LEED certified based on LEED certification criteria. All LEED projects must be constructed and operated on a permanent location on existing land. No project that is designed to move at any point in its lifetime may pursue LEED certification. LEED Certification also does not allow for certification of temporary buildings per the minimum program requirements. The campus does include in its site boundary temporary buildings.

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