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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 66.20
Liaison Kimberly Williams
Submission Date May 14, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

George Washington University
OP-2: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.96 / 4.00 Nancy Giammatteo
Director, Office of Planning and Design Review
Division of Operations
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New building space that meets "Eligible Buildings Criteria":
753,455 Square Feet

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

New building space that is LEED Certified :
0 Square Feet

New building space that is LEED Silver certified:
55,050 Square Feet

New building space that is LEED Gold certified :
698,405 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 :
An electronic copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date(s) the policies or guidelines were adopted:
9/22/2009

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

A university policy is to achieve at least LEED Silver status for all new construction and major renovations. This has been achieved since the policy was adopted in 2009 by earning seven LEED Gold certifications and one LEED Silver certification from USGBC .


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:

South Hall 2010 (gold)
West Hall 2010 (gold)
Lafayette Hall 2012 (gold)
Smith Center 2012 (gold)
Ames Hall 2012 (gold)
Law Clinic 2014 (gold)
Ross Hall 2014 (gold)
Museum Conservation Center 2014 (silver)


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

GW's Amsterdam Hall (formerly called New Hall) was built in accordance to green standards prior to the widespread adoption of the LEED standards. This building came online in 1997.


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.