Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.12
Liaison Amir Nadav
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of St. Thomas
OP-3: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.56 / 3.00 Jim Brummer
Associate Vice President for Facilities
Facilities Management
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space:
440,275 Square Feet

Floor area of eligible building space designed and built in accordance with published green building codes, policies, and/or rating systems:
Floor area
Certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Platinum or Certified Living Building) 139,300 Square Feet
Certified at the 2nd highest level under a 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Gold) 0 Square Feet
Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier, multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., BREEAM Very Good) 0 Square Feet
Certified at a step above minimum level under ar 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Silver) 0 Square Feet
Certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Certified) 0 Square Feet
Certified/verified at any level under a multi-attribute, non-GBC rating system for design and construction, a green building code, or a single-attribute rating system for design and construction 0 Square Feet
Designed and built in accordance with a multi-attribute green building code, policy, guideline, or rating system, but not certified/verified 214,129 Square Feet
Designed and built in accordance with a single-attribute green building code, policy, guideline, or rating system, but not certified/verified 0 Square Feet
Total 353,429 Square Feet

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
31.64

A list of new construction and major renovation projects that indicates the green building code, policy/guideline, or rating system that applies to each building:

The University of St. Thomas opened two new residence halls in the Fall of 2020.

In December of 2020, Tommie East Residence Hall received a platinum certification under the LEED v4 new construction rating system for midrise multifamily buildings.

Tommie North Residence Hall was designed and constructed to meet LEED BD+C v4 silver. Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council is pending.


An inventory of new construction and major renovation projects that indicates the green building code, policy/guideline, or rating system that applies to each building:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s green building design and construction program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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An article about the LEED Platinum certification of Tommie East: https://news.stthomas.edu/tommie-east-leed-certification/

While not counted in this credit, the university's Anderson Student Center received LEED Gold certification for new construction in 2012.

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