Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.50
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Rochester
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
1.16 / 3.00 Jennifer Manning
Sr Information Analyst
Planning & Project Management
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
608,919 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 0 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 73,575 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:
12.08

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

LEED Gold: O'Brien Hall (54,381 sq. ft.) Built 2012, Saunders Research building (194,511 sq. ft.) Built 2011

LEED Silver: Genesee Hall (71,403 sq.ft.) Built 2017

Built to LEED Silver standards (not certified): LeChase Hall (79,567 sq. ft.), Rettner hall (20,605 sq. ft.), Wegmans Hall (60,978 sq. ft.), Imaging Building (92,080 sq. ft.), and Golisano Children's Hospital (272,506 sq. ft.)


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:
525,736 Square Feet

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

LEED Silver certification is the target for new major construction.
https://www.facilities.rochester.edu/sustainability/sustain_topics.php?link=construction#


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) No
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 University Report to the president in 2008 recommended the following initiative.

Initiative 11: Establishment of LEED Silver Certification as the target and LEED Certification as the minimal standard for major construction projects. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system is the national benchmark for design, construction, and operation of green buildings. LEED is a program of the U.S. Green Building Council.


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

The task force believes that the University should strive to fulfill LEED Silver standards for major projects whenever feasible but at least to fulfill basic certification requirements for all major projects. Fulfillment of LEED certification could add to a building’s construction cost depending upon the type of building project. At the same time, it is generally recognized that the life cycle costs of projects constructed under LEED standards are lower than those of conventional construction. Principal cost savings result from superior energy efficiency. Emory University, which has developed a large number of LEED certified buildings, reports incremental construction costs in the range of .8% to 2% and a payback ranging from three to eight years with an average of five years.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Guidelines for sustainable construction on page 9 of the campus master plan.

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