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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 59.95
Liaison Tim Albertson
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

North Seattle College
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Tim Albertson
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Development Services
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
44,625 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 44,625 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):
0 Square Feet

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
100

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

All state buildings must be built to LEED Silver standard: http://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=39.35D.030
1. LEED Gold, October 2015: HSSR (Health Sciences & Student Resources) https://www.usgbc.org/projects/nscc-allied-health-technology-renewal
2. LEED Gold, September 2011: OCE&E (Opportunity Center for Employment & Education) https://www.usgbc.org/projects/opportunity-center-employment-educ


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:

Seattle Energy Code for Commercial buildings.


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:

The newly renovated roof on Arts and Science buildings follows Seattle Energy Code for Commercial building.
Seattle Energy Code for Commercial Bulding Energy Efficiency can be found here:
http://www.seattle.gov/DPD/cs/groups/pan/@pan/documents/web_informational/p2623021.pdf


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

North Seattle College participated in the Seattle Colleges District-wide Energy review project on December 2016. The ESCO energy audit team toured campus buildings to identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency and other building system improvement. Through observation, measurement, and inquiry, the team produced a list of resource-saving chances. Opportunities that are identified are then validated by Sustainability Council. These findings are priorities, sorted into funding streams and implemented in strategic order.


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

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.