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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 68.01
Liaison Andrew Predmore
Submission Date March 2, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Indiana University Bloomington
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.91 / 3.00 Bill Brown
Director of Sustainability
Office of sustainability
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
3,309,232 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 870,300 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 439,393 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 14,000 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:
40.00

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

Indiana University Bloomington has five LEED Gold buildings, five LEED Silver certified buildings, and one Certified building. These are:

Gold
Cyber Infrastructure Building (NC 2009)
Jacobs School of Music North Studio (NC 2.2)
3rd and Union Apartments (NC 2009)
Rose Avenue Residence Hall (NC 2009)
Global International Studies Building (NC 2009)

Silver
Research and Teaching Preserve Laboratory (NC 2.2)
Innovation Center (NC 2.2)
Tulip Tree Apartment renovation (NC 2009)
Multidisciplinary Science Building II (NC 2.2)

Certified
Forest Quad Dining Hall (2009)

A number of projects are also in review, these include:

Gold (projected)
Kelly School of Business addition (NC 2009)

Silver (projected)
Union Street Residence Hall (NC 2.2)


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:
0 Square Feet

A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
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The green building guidelines or policies:
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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) ---
Energy consumption (e.g. policies requiring a minimum level of energy efficiency for buildings and their systems) ---
Building-level energy metering ---
Use of environmentally preferable materials (e.g. guidelines to minimize the life cycle impacts associated with building materials) ---
Indoor environmental quality (i.e. guidelines to protect the health and comfort of building occupants) ---
Water consumption (e.g. requiring minimum standards of efficiency for indoor and outdoor water use) ---
Building-level water metering ---

A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

All new building and renovation projects must embrace sustainable design and building practices. Indiana University is committed to achieving LEED® Gold certification for all projects as defined by the United States Green Building Council, replacing an earlier standard of LEED Silver, which had been established in 2010.

As stated in the 2014 Strategic Plan:
"IU has also become a leader in high quality environmentally conscious design, and leads the Big Ten in LEED-certified green buildings with twelve certified to date, including four at the gold level (platinum is the highest certification). This strategy pays dividends for the life of each building in terms of occupant health and productivity, resource efficiency, life cycle cost savings, and retention of human capital" and includes in the Action Items that IU will "Certify all major new buildings with the LEED Green Building Certification System and elevate the minimum certification level to Gold."

Some (but not all) of IUB's LEED projects are showcased here: http://sustain.indiana.edu/programs/green-building/green-building-projects/projects-index.php


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

The University Director of Sustainability (architect and LEED AP) sits in as required on construction meetings where LEED compliance is discussed to assist with successful certification. Many LEED credits have been built into building standards. LEED Gold Certification is required on all major new buildings and renovations (as noted in the IU Strategic Plan, page 42).


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