Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.01
Liaison Paul Mathisen
Submission Date May 23, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.65 / 3.00 Liz Tomaszewski
Facilities Systems Manager/Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Department
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
599,300 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 145,000 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 88,000 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:
38.88

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

WPI uses the USBGC LEED building rating system, and has achieved the following: Faraday Hall, Silver, Sports & Rec Center, Gold, East Hall, Gold, and Bartlett Center, Certified.


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:
366,300 Square Feet

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

WPI is committed to being a campus that incorporates the values of sustainable design in all aspects of site and building design, construction, maintenance, and operation procedures. In February 2007, WPI's Board of Trustees passed a resolution that all new buildings be designed to meet a minimum of LEED "Certified" level of certification. LEED buildings feature an integrated framework of design, construction, and operational practices that reflect the environmental, economic, and social impacts of buildings. Efficient use of energy, water and waste, as well as responsible use of construction materials and waste are all part of the commitment. List or sample of buildings covered: newly constructed or renovated: Recreation Center, Faraday Hall, Alden Hall, Atwater Kent, Morgan Hall, Gateway, Campus Center.


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

WPI uses the USBGC LEED building rating system, and has achieved the following: Faraday Hall, Silver, Sports & Rec Center, Gold, East Hall, Gold, and Bartlett Center, Certified.


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