Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.41
Liaison Dave Newport
Submission Date March 23, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.48 / 3.00 Edward von Bleichert
Environmental Operations Manager/Campus IPM Coordinator
Facilities Managment
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
1,664,292 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 989,182 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 304,811 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:
77.75

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

Athletics Complex (555442 gsf) - Platinum;
Baker Hall (113,238 gsf) - Platinum;
Student Recreation Facilities (320,522 gsf)- Platinum;

Ketchum Arts and Sciences (57,262 gsf) - Gold;
Grounds and Recyling Operations Center (19,318 gsf) - Gold;
East District Energy Plant (52,200 gsf) - Gold;
Sustainability, Energy & Environment Laboratory-SEEL (176,031 gsf) - Gold;


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:
370,299 Square Feet

A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
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The green building guidelines or policies:

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


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) No
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:

Sustainability, Energy & Environment Complex (SEEC) (291,042 gsf) - Renovation;
Wilderness Place (62,644 gsf) - Renovation;
Kiowa Lab (613 gsf) - Renovation;
Ekeley lab wing (16,000 gsf) - Renovation.

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 programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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