Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.94
Liaison Trey McDonald
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of San Diego
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.42 / 3.00 Michael Catanzaro
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
86,609 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 76,109 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 10,500 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:

University of San Diego strives to be efficient in the construction of buildings, homes and communities. To the best of its ability, the University designs, constructs, maintains and operates buildings for improved environmental and human health performances to enhance student and employee experiences on campus.The University abides by the established United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for all contracts used while planning, execution, and maintenance of buildings.

One of the key highlights is the Student Life Pavilion, known to students as the SLP, is a four-story 50,000 square foot building which houses various Auxiliary Services including Pavilion Dining which is composed of 12 dining options, and a full-service organic grocery store called Tu Mercado.


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) 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:

Jenny Craig Sports Pavilion
Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
Shiley Center For Science & Technology
School of Leadership and Educational Science
West Marian Parking Complex
Manchester Village 1&2
Casa de Paz


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

Standards for compliance with green building design and construction guidelines are in the process of development.


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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