Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.70
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Sept. 22, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Colorado Boulder
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Kristin Epley
Administrator
Facilities Management Administration
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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) No

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

ATLAS - Gold
Andrews - Gold
Arnett - Gold
Basketball/Volleyball Addition - Platinum
Buckingham - Gold
Center for Community - Platinum
Institute for Behavioral Science - Platinum
JILA Addition - Gold
Kittredge Central - Gold
Kittredge West - Gold
Koelbel - Gold
Smith - Gold
Systems Biotechnology Building - Platinum
Visual Arts Center - Gold
Williams Village North - Platinum
Wolf - Gold
UMC Addition - Silver


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
2,389,855 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) 247,951 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 1,235,246 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 906,658 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:
0 Square Feet

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

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
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The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
Jan. 1, 2002

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

University of Colorado Boulder • Master Plan
III. Sustainability
3. LEED and STARS Compliance
Guidelines:
• All new and renovated facilities shall attain LEED Gold “Plus” certification, which is diving more deeply into the energy and water conservation categories of the LEED requirements, including projected performance at a minimum level of 45 percent better than ASHRAE standards.
• CU-Boulder will utilize the STARS rating to outline opportunities for the campus to improve in building maintenance and operations, clean and renewable energy, and waste reduction.
http://www.colorado.edu/masterplan/plan/documents/SectionIII_000.pdf


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

In 2003 UCB students decided to fund construction of four major campus buildings ( Wolf Law, ATLAS, VAC and Business School). Student main funding condition was to ensure these buildings were designed and met the LEED silver level certification with up to 1% of of total project cost in support of sustainable features. We have been able to achieve LEED Gold level certification for all new constructions. Currently LEED Gold+ is our campus standard. Gold+ is intended to drive deeper into the two main LEED categories; Energy and Water.


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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