Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Chelsea Hamilton
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Vanderbilt University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Chelsea Hamilton
Sustainability Outreach Coordinator
Sustainability and Environmental Management Office
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
1092974 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 626817 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 179742 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:
73.79

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

LEED
Certified: Chef James Bistro, Vanderbilt One Hundred Oaks
Silver: Benson Hall, Crawford House, Gillette House, Sutherland House, Library Archives, VRWC Fieldhouse
Gold: Central Library, Commons Center, Hank Ingram House, Murray House, Stambaugh House, Commons Center 3rd Floor Buildout, VANTAGE Laboratories, Warren and Moore Colleges, Alumni Hall, Engineering & Science Building


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:
241179 Square Feet

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

Green Building Guidelines included here: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/futurevu/FutureVUExecSummary.pdf


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 No

A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

A green building resolution was passed by Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG) in Fall 2011, which states that the student body will advocate for the pursuit of the USGBC LEED Silver Certification for all new projects exceeding $5 million in cost and will encourage the university to attain the highest possible LEED certification in renovation and new building projects costing less than $5 million.


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

Vanderbilt University’s academic campus intends to build all new construction and major renovation projects over $5 million to LEED certification standards because it ensures environmentally-responsible and efficient buildings that will last for years. As long-term owners, operators and maintainers of facilities on campus, it is in Vanderbilt’s best interest from both an environmental and financial perspective to incorporate principles of green building into construction projects.

Buildings in compliance with the green building design and construction guidelines and policies are awarded LEED certification.

http://www.usgbc.org/leed/rating-systems


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