Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Debra Shepard
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Wentworth Institute of Technology
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Debra Shepard
Sustainability Consultant
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
146910 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 0 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 0 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:
0

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list of certified buildings and ratings:
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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:
146910 Square Feet

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

The City of Boston's Article 37 / Green Building Standard can be found here:
http://www.cityofboston.gov/images_documents/Article%2037%20Green%20Buildings%20LEED_tcm3-2760.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 Yes

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

Within the five year time frame for this report (2014-2018), Wentworth has completed two major renovation and/or new construction projects which were built according to Article 37, the City of Boston’s Green Building Code:
1. Student Apartments at 525 Huntington Avenue (2014)
2. Schumann Library & Learning Commons (2016)

Article 37 requires green building practices equivalent to the USGBC LEED rating system, and Wentworth has pursued LEED Silver certifiable construction on these projects. In addition, smaller renovations such as the Gelfand Strength of Materials Lab and Altschuler Computer Center also followed Wentworth's green building practices.


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

Compliance for green building design and construction is mandatory on Article 37 projects. To ensure compliance, Wentworth's project teams include a LEED AP to guide the green building design / construction process. They also provide the LEED Scorecard and supporting documentation to demonstrate LEED certifiable practices to Boston Planning & Development Agency for review and approval.


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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Note that the latest new construction project (CEIS) was excluded from this credit as it was not completed and occupied until January 2019.

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