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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.06
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date April 14, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Columbia University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.07 / 3.00 Janet Grapengeter
Director, Design and Compliance
Facilities
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations?:
Yes or No
LEED or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) Yes
The DGNB system, Green Star, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM, CASBEE, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
The Living Building Challenge No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) No

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

Columbia University uses LEED and LEED Alternative for renovations and new buildings, and are subject to Local Law 87 Energy Audits for existing buildings, including performing easily achievable ECM's (energy conserving measures).


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
13,082,585 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level (e.g. LEED Certified) 0 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 35,000 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 398,020 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level 0 Square Feet
4th Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but NOT certified:
0 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
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The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
Sept. 13, 2014

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:

The University has committed to meeting a minimum of LEED Silver practices for all new construction and major renovations.

A list of buildings certified under LEED new construction:
Northwest Corner
Faculty House
Knox Hall
McVicker
Studebaker 200

Additional URLs referencing Columbia's green building:
http://facilities.columbia.edu/sustainability/greenbuilding
http://facilities.columbia.edu/columbia-university-s-northwest-corner-building-achieves-leed-gold
http://neighbors.columbia.edu/pages/manplanning/proposed_plan/environmental.html
http://facultyhouse.columbia.edu/current-news/1


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or green building design and construction guidelines or policies is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.