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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 Silver
Overall Score 50.82
Liaison Mary-lee Townsend
Submission Date Sept. 11, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Fanshawe College
OP-2: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 4.00 Shawn Harrington
Manager
Facilities Planning and Campus Development
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New building space that meets "Eligible Buildings Criteria":
148,000 Square Feet

New building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but not LEED certified:
148,000 Square Feet

New building space that is LEED Certified :
0 Square Feet

New building space that is LEED Silver certified:
0 Square Feet

New building space that is LEED Gold certified :
0 Square Feet

New building space that is LEED Platinum certified:
0 Square Feet

The website URL where a copy of the institution's guidelines or policies for green building is available :
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An electronic copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date(s) the policies or guidelines were adopted:
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A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:

In 2010, Fanshawe College solicited a Request for Supplier Qualification (RFSQ) to identify up to four architectural firms to become prime consultants for future projects over the next 3 to 5 years. This RFSQ stipulated that although the College is currently not pursuing LEED certification on College projects, it will be incorporating sustainable design principles, initiatives and technologies into every project.

All proponents submitting a proposal in response to this RFSQ were expected to have documented experience with projects demonstrating successful implementation of an integrated design process and sustainable design principles and initiatives (LEED projects included). This experience was required by the company as a whole, the project team, as well as senior staff and corporate partners.

By including this criteria in the qualification process, and having used it as a basis to create the existing Architectural Agreements, the College has ensured that Sustainability is featured prominently in any and all present and future building design and construction projects.


The names of all buildings that are certified under the LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations, LEED for Commercial Interiors, and/or LEED for Core and Shell Green Building Rating Systems:

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The names of all buildings designed and constructed in accordance with green building guidelines and policies but not LEED certified:

The following list outlines the specifications that were included in the design and construction of Z building, The Centre for Applied Transportation Technologies:
1) Storm Water - Storm water is collected on site in an underground cistern/storage tank for site and roof irrigation.
2) Solar Shading - The building design has strategically incorporated a number of roof overhangs and canopies, as well as glazing orientations to provide solar shading to a number of glazing locations.
3) Glazing - Clear insulated glazing is considered standard. We use insulated, argon filled, and tinted glazing throughout.
4) Daylighting - Offices, classrooms and lab spaces have been positioned to provide significant natural lighting, maximize exterior views for occupants, as well as skylights/light wells to draw light into more interior spaces.
5) Natural Ventilation - Designated windows and skylights are operable to provide natural ventilation, especially in unconditioned spaces.
6) Thermal Protection - The building envelope insulation was increased to 3" (R18) sprayed polyurethane insulation (rather than 2") in the exterior walls and 4" (R 24) polyisocyanerate foam rigid roof insulation (rather than 3").
7) Roofing - A prevegetated modular green roof system was installed in three locations totaling 43,000 sf. The remainder of the roofs are single ply reflective type.


The Centre for Applied Transportation Technologies held a formal Grand Opening in May 2011. Details and pictures can be viewed at: http://www.fanshawec.ca/kip

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.