Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.48
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Oct. 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Utah
OP-3: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.90 / 3.00 Sam Jensen Augustine
Energy/Sustainability Project
Planning Design & Construction
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space:
1,921,646 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) 155,000 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) 484,155 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) 458,022 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 81,000 Square Feet
Designed and built in accordance with a multi-attribute green building code, policy, guideline, or rating system, but not certified/verified 743,469 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 1,921,646 Square Feet

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
61.31

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:

University of Utah LEED Buildings certified in 2014-2019:
Name Level Year
Annette Poulson Cumming College of Nursing Building Silver 2014
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex Silver 2015
Gary and Ann Crocker Science Center Silver 2019
Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Facility   Gold 2015
Lassonde Studios Gold 2018
LS Skaggs Pharmacy Research Building Gold 2014
Ray and Tye Noorda Oral Health Sciences Building Silver 2016
Rio Tinto Kennecott Mechanical Engineering Building Gold 2018
S.J. Quinney College of Law Platinum 2016
Spence and Cleone Eccles Football Center   Silver 2015
Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building   Silver 2014
Thatcher Building Silver 2014
University of Utah BBTC - HPER Addition Gold 2017
UofU Mid-Valley Health Center Cert 2019


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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The University of Utah’s LEED and high performance building design standards are applied to all construction contracts that, in any way, affect the institution’s facilities, regardless if the contract came from the state of Utah or from the University, itself. All those who assist the University in its construction projects, e.g. architects, engineers, etc., are expected to adhere to these standards and are to incorporate sustainable methods into their designs.

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