Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.77
Liaison Nathanael Schildbach
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Amherst
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.17 / 3.00 Ezra Small
Sustainability Manager
Physical Plant
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
1,257,851 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 645,566 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 538,985 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 73,300 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:

New Construction or Major Renovations Over Past 5 years (since 2013):

LEED GOLD CERTIFIED: Old Chapel Renovation - LEED BD+C: New Construction v3 - LEED 2009 (18,224 SF)
https://www.usgbc.org/projects/uma-chapel-renovation
Awarded on 5/8/17

LEED GOLD CERTIFIED: College of Natural Sciences Research and Education Greenhouse - LEED BD+C: New Construction v3 - LEED 2009 (15,555 SF)
http://www.usgbc.org/projects/umass-research-and-education-greenhouse
Awarded on 1/18/13

LEED GOLD CERTIFIED: Hampshire Dining Commons - LEED BD+C: New Construction v3 - LEED 2009 (40,400 SF)
http://www.usgbc.org/projects/uma-hampshire-dc-2012-renovation
Awarded on 7/10/14

LEED GOLD CERTIFIED: Football Performance Center - LEED BD+C: New Construction v3 - LEED 2009 (52,960 SF)
http://www.usgbc.org/projects/univ-mass-amherst-football-training-fa
Awarded on 10/22/14

LEED GOLD CERTIFIED: Life Science Lab (LSL) - LEED BD+C: New Construction v2 - LEED 2.2 (310,362 SF)
http://www.usgbc.org/projects/umass-amherst-new-science-building
Awarded on 4/13/15

LEED GOLD CERTIFIED: Lincoln Campus Center Dining Renovation - LEED ID+C: Retail v3 - LEED 2009 (35,095 SF)
http://www.usgbc.org/projects/umass-amherst-lcc-dining-renovation
Awarded on 9/13/16

LEED GOLD CERTIFIED: Integrated Learning Center (ILC) (formerly known as Academic Classroom Building) - LEED BD+C: New Construction v3 - LEED 2009 (172,970 SF)
http://www.usgbc.org/projects/uma-academicclassroom-bldg-uma0801dc1
Awarded on 12/9/16

LEED SILVER CERTIFIED: Commonwealth Honors College Housing Complex (CHC) - LEED BD+C: New Construction v3 - LEED 2009 (512,485 SF)
http://www.usgbc.org/projects/commonwealth-college-honors-complex
Awarded on 10/23/15

LEED SILVER CERTIFIED: Paige Laboratory Renovations - LEED BD+C: New Construction and Major Renovation v3 - LEED 2009 (26,500 SF)
Awarded on 2/17/17

LEED CERTIFIED: Life Science Lab (LSL) II - LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors v3 - LEED 2009 (73,300 SF)
http://www.usgbc.org/projects/umass-life-sciences-laboratory-2-mlsc

Registered Buildings in LEED Database:
Champions Center - 56,500
UMA1201 DC1-UMA Physical Sciences Bldg - 92,208
UMass Amherst Furcolo Hall Renovation - 97,254
UMass South College Academic Facility - 101,159
John Olver Design Building - 87,573
UMass Isenberg School of Management - 70,075
North & ISB Chiller Plant - 6,967
Total Registered - 511,736


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:
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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) 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:

The attached document is the latest version of the UMass Amherst Green Building Guidelines developed by students, faculty, and staff to guide the campus on complying with the LEED v4 green building rating system.


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

In September of 2004 UMass Amherst adopted Construction Design Guidelines that included a policy on Responsible Use of Energy and Natural Resources and specifically directed project teams to follow the LEED Rating System for new construction. As a user agency of the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM), UMass is required to meet all facility design and management policies guidelines adopted by the state. Under Executive Order 484 – Leading By Example: Clean Energy and Efficient Buildings, signed by Governor Patrick On April 18, 2007, all new construction and major renovation over 20,000 square feet must meet MassLEED Plus requirements, achieve 20% above the Mass Energy Code, or meet the Advanced Buildings energy criteria. In addition, UMass Amherst has made a commitment to achieve LEED-Silver or better, and has developed Green Building Guidelines that facilitate and streamline the LEED process and challenge the University with creative, resourceful and innovative strategies for sustainable buildings. UMass Amherst has most recently developed the new green building guidelines for LEED v4.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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All buildings constructed since 2008 are built to the LEED Silver minimum requirement.

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