Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.75
Liaison Cindy Shea
Submission Date July 24, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.95 / 3.00 Anna Wu
Assistant Vice Chancellor and University Architect
Facilities Operations, Planning and Design
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
813,504 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 451,085 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:
55.45

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

LEED: Koury Oral Health Sciences Building - Gold; Genome Sciences Building - Gold; Marsico is other newly constructed building and is expected to be LEED Certified in 2017 as either Silver or 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:
362,419 Square Feet

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:

All new buildings at UNC are designed to perform at the LEED Silver level or above and to use 30% less energy and 30% less water than code.

Genome Sciences Building- LEED Gold
Koury Oral Health Sciences- LEED Gold
Marsico Hall- expected to be certified in 2017 as either LEED Gold or Silver


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

RFQs, RFPs, designer selection interviews, design guidelines, design and review process, energy modeling, CM at risk, construction process, inspections by campus trades shops, commissioning, LEED documentation


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