Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.47
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Maryland, College Park
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.46 / 3.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
836,546 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 0 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 780,826 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 55,720 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:

During the last five academic calendar years (2013-2018) the following new construction and major renovation projects were completed and certified under LEED BD+C: New Construction v3 - LEED 2009: Prince Frederick Hall (Gold), Wye Oak Building (Silver), Physical Sciences Complex (Gold), Pocomoke Building (Gold), the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center (Gold), and A. James Clark Hall (Gold). One wing of the HJ Patterson Building also achieved LEED Silver Certification for Commercial Interiors. In addition to earning LEED certification, the Wye Oak Building also achieved a rating of Three Green Globes from the Green Building Initiative (GBI) rating system, and was honored with the 2015 Wintergreen Award for Excellence in Green Building in the Non-Profit/Publicly Funded category by the U.S. Green Building Council Maryland Chapter.


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

The Design Criteria/Facilities Standards (DCFS) are University standards and design guidelines for new construction and building renovations on the College Park campus. The DCFS set the requirements used by the design team to meet the programmatic needs of each project and cover topics including operations and maintenance, safety, energy efficiency, and material finishes. To insure the University’s projects are designed in compliance with the University’s green building commitment and the High Performance Buildings Act, the DCFS was revised to address environmental stewardship and LEED design criteria.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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13,520 gross square feet of newly constructed building space was also certified under Green Globes. However, since this space is both LEED certified and Green Globes certified we only reported it as LEED certified for this credit. The credit will not allow us to report this space as certified under two different rating systems.

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