Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.86
Liaison Nadia Harduar
Submission Date June 19, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00 Nadia Harduar
Asset and Sustainability Planner
Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
7,867.70 Square Metres

Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
0 Square Metres

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 Metres
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 0 Square Metres
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 Metres
LEED BD+C Silver or at a step above minimum level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 0 Square Metres
LEED BD+C Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 0 Square Metres

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 Metres

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
0

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

All campus buildings are built to LEED Silver standards (and exceed ASHRAE energy savings).


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:
7,867.70 Square Metres

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

Infrastructure and Operation guidelines: All campus buildings are built to LEED Silver standards (and exceed ASHRAE energy saving targets). Sustainability building design is always one of the key factors that are considered and implemented for new construction/renovation. All RFP documents

Two new buildings/ renovation projects that were completed in the last five years:
SIRC was modeled to exceeded ASHRAE90.1-2010 energy saving over 25% (modeled to have a 44% annual energy savings over ASHRAE90.1-2010), with the actual savings estimated to be greater due to the addition of a 18kw Solar PV system and thermal storage phase change material in all areas with drop ceiling.

The renovation of House 22- Phase change material in walls and ceiling; LED lighting, R46 walls, R60 roof (223 sq m including crawl space)

SIRC- 82,287 sq feet=7644.7 sq meters


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 SIRC Sustainability and Energy Model proposed design preformed significantly better, exceeding the savings target of 25% over the ASHRAE90.1-2010 Baseline in Heating, Cooling, lighting and Fans (document attached).

The Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan was developed to fulfill reporting requirements of the Green Energy Act 2009 and to support Ontario Tech U's commitment to improving energy performance and reducing overall energy usage within the built environment, operations and programs. Additionally, this comprehensive plan contributes to the development of a larger foundation and framework that will ensure continuous sustainability integration throughout the
campus and community.

Buildings covered:
- Tennis Centre
- Campus Ice Centre
- Campus Corners
- DTB - Bordessa Hall
- ACE - Automotive Centre of Excellence
- CERL - Clean Energy Research Centre
- UB - Business and IT
- UP - Pavillion
- Faculty of Education
- Regent Theatre
- 61 Charles
- SIRC (new building)

When applicable, environmental preferable materials are preferred; we are starting to ask suppliers to provide life-cycle assessment/CO2 emissions overview and/or environmental third party certifications of their products. Interface, carpet tile supplier has provided us with these requirements of the environmental impact based on our carpet tile orders.


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

Ensure compliance by sending copies of CDM2014 Plan and Sustainability Polices and guidelines to consultants prior to new builds. Review aspects of CDM2014 Plan with third parties if necessary. All RFP documents have a sustainability section/component asking vendors/ builders to state their sustainability practices and to outline their green building design plans.


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