Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.03
Liaison Caroline Bruno
Submission Date May 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Williams College
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.08 / 3.00 Amy Johns
Director
Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
255355 Square Feet

Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
8449 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 14000 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 51600 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 176276 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:
98.03

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

Williams currently has a standard of LEED Gold certification for all new building projects over $5 million.

LEED Certified
Hollander Hall
Schapiro Hall
Weston Athletic Complex
Sawyer Library and Quad
Williams Bookstore
Horn Hall

Awaiting Certification
South Science Center

Under Construction
North Science Center
Garfield House


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) No
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) No
Water consumption (e.g. requiring minimum standards of efficiency for indoor and outdoor water use) No
Building-level water metering No

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

All projects should seek LEED certification (or a similar industry-accepted standard) at the level of Gold, or higher.
These guidelines apply to building projects valued at $5 million or more and
designed after the guidelines’ adoption.


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

Recent new construction buildings have been LEED certified. Buildings that are currently in the early planning stages are expected to be LEED certified. In June 2011, the Board of Trustees approved green building guidelines that are provided to all building committees and project managers. A staff member from the Zilkha Center sits on every building committee to ensure sustainability is considered from the beginning.


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