Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.18
Liaison Suzanne Wood
Submission Date April 3, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Medical School
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Suzanne Wood
Sustainability & Energy Manager
Facilities Managment
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
506,957 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 506,957 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:

UMass Medical School uses U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.

The Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) is certified LEED Silver and the Albert Sherman Center (ASC) is certified LEED 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:
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) Yes
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) Yes
Building-level water metering ---

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

UMass Medical School builds to LEED plus standards and required by Massachusetts executive order 484.This standard requires all new construction at state agencies and significant renovation projects over 20,000 square feet to:
•Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program for all new construction and major renovation projects over 20,000 square feet;
•Energy Performance 20% better than the Massachusetts Energy Code;
•Independent 3rd party commissioning;
•Reduction of outdoor water consumption by 50% and indoor water consumption by 20% relative to standard baseline projections; and
•Conformance with at least 1 of 4 identified smart growth criteria.


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

UMass Medical School builds to LEED plus standards and required by Massachusetts executive order 484.


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