|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Sept. 21, 2016|
OP-4: Building Design and Construction
|1.34 / 3.00||
Yale Office of Sustainability
Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
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||35,531 Square Feet|
|LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system||442,375 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):
Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list of certified buildings and ratings:
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:
A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
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:
Green Building Guidelines description:
The Yale Design Standards Section 01352 will insure that Yale University incorporates sustainable attributes into all construction projects implemented at the university. The extent of sustainable attributes and approach to design and verification of compliance varies based on designated project scope: Comprehensive, Limited and Small. The standards are summarized below.
1. Comprehensive Scope Projects: Projects will conform to an updated version of the Yale University Design Standards, Section 01352, “Sustainable Design Requirements” which incorporates Yale-specific prerequisites for conservation of energy and water and construction waste recycling, and requires a LEED-NC or CI Gold certification. An important part of the process for comprehensive projects will be the review and feedback from a Sustainable Design Committee throughout design. In addition, the Design Advisory Committee review will include a designated representative for Sustainability.
2. Limited Scope Projects: No LEED certification is required but a specific list of sustainable attributes will be incorporated into the projects. In addition, life cycle costing must be used for comparative analysis as appropriate. A Sustainable Design Matrix has been developed that will be employed to track project attributes. It will be used by the Project Manager and supervisor as a tool to verify compliance. A Sustainability Resource Group will receive the updated matrix throughout the design process in order to provide feedback and suggestions to the project team.
3. Small Projects: No LEED certification is required. A comprehensive list of approved sustainable products and construction methods will be provided to project teams and must be followed. Substitutions may be made with products or methods that achieve the same or greater sustainable attributes with agreement of the Yale Project Manager.
List of sample buildings: 332-36 Edgewood Avenue; Kroon Hall; Brady Memorial Laboratory 3; Greenberg Conference Center; Malone Engineering Center; Rudolph Hall and Loria Center; Yale Health Center; 493 College Street; Stoeckel Hall; Amistad St. Building; Sterling Hall of Medicine I2/3; 10 Amistad Street; Brady Memorial Laboratory 2; Hunter Radiation Laboratory 6; Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health 6; Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health 7; Sterling Hall of Medicine I1; Sterling Hall of Medicine C3; Sterling Hall of Medicine C4; Laboratory for Surgery, Obstetrics, and Gynecology 2 and 3; Kline Chemistry Lab; Sculpture Building; Rosenkranz Hall; and Class of 1954 Chemistry Research Building
The buildings that have been certified in the last three years are: Sterling Hall of Medicine I 2/3; Brady Memorial Laboratory 2; Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health 7; Kline Chemistry Lab; and the Yale Energy Science Institute.
A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:
LEED Projects are required to go through a third party verification process with USGBC; non-LEED certified projects are designated as Small Scope or Limited Scope and have verification checklists tailored for each. The checklists have to be signed off by the PM, designer, and constructor.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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