Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.94
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Virginia Tech
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 3.00 Dennis Cochrane
Sustainability Program Manager
Facilities Services, Office of Energy and Sustainability
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
1,052,340 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 665,640 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 341,855 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 44,845 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:

The total 1,052,340 GSF represents a total of 11 buildings with dates of LEED Certification from April 1, 2013 to October 04, 2017. (See PDF attached at end)

The Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment (Presidential Policy Memorandum 262 Revision 1, dated May 9, 2013) point #6a states “Virginia Tech will improve the sustainability of its built environment by achieving LEED Silver certification or better for all eligible and applicable new buildings and major renovations.”

http://facilities.vt.edu/content/dam/facilities_vt_edu/sustainability/climate-action-commitment.pdf


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) ---
Energy consumption (e.g. policies requiring a minimum level of energy efficiency for buildings and their systems) ---
Building-level energy metering ---
Use of environmentally preferable materials (e.g. guidelines to minimize the life cycle impacts associated with building materials) ---
Indoor environmental quality (i.e. guidelines to protect the health and comfort of building occupants) ---
Water consumption (e.g. requiring minimum standards of efficiency for indoor and outdoor water use) ---
Building-level water metering ---

A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:
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A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The Virginia Tech LEED Program for new construction and major renovation is robust. The university has a total of 14 LEED Certified Buildings (6 Gold, 6 Silver, 2 Certified). Four buildings were LEED Certified more than 5 years ago and represent a total of 141,240 GSF. Ten buildings reported above have a total of 1,031,832 GSF.

In addition, three buildings are LEED Registered, completed, and awaiting Certification, having a total 201,548 GSF.

Also, four buildings are LEED Registered, under construction, having a total of 129,634 GSF.

Furthermore, two buildings are LEED Registered, are in the design phase, having a total of 74,123 GSF.

Finally, four building are pending LEED Registration and have a total in excess of 200,000 GSF.

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