Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.35
Liaison Mo Lovegreen
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.68 / 3.00 Jewel Snavely
Campus Sustainability Coordinator, TGIF Grants Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
805,353 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 285,697 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 519,656 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:

2013 Ocean Science and Education Building- Gold
2013 Santa Rosa Residential Hall-Gold
2014 Anacapa Residence Hall- Gold
2014 Santa Cruz Residence Hall-Gold
2015 Sierra Madre Villages Apartments-Platinum
2016 Davidson Library-Gold
2017 UCSB Sierra Madre Community Buildings (Gold)
2017 UCSB KITP Residence (Platinum)


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 :
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:

The University of California (UC) Green Building Design Policy for new construction requires campuses to meet a “minimum standard equivalent to a LEED™ NC Silver rating.” LEED™ NC stands for US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) for New Construction (NC). UC’s policy also directs campuses to “…strive to achieve a standard equivalent to a LEED™ NC Gold rating or higher, whenever possible…”


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

To ensure compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies, the University of California, Santa Barbara has adopted its own campus-wide policy. In 2002, UCSB adopted a campus policy stating that all new buildings commissioned after July 1, 2004, must meet a minimum of USGBC's LEED Silver certification. In 2010, the Chancellor's Sustainability Committee established a new policy that all buildings commissioned after July 1, 2010, must meet a minimum of LEED Gold.


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