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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 Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Mark Bremer
Submission Date April 6, 2016
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STARS v2.0

State University of New York Polytechnic Institute
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Mark Bremer
Lecturer & Green Team Chair
Arts & Sciences
"---" 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:

LEED NC v2009 Wildcat Field House - Gold Certified 95,500 SF
LEED NC v2009 Oriskany Residence Hall - Silver Certified 87,487 SF


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
831,440 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) ---
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 87,487 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 95,500 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) ---

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 ---
Mid-Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

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 ---
4th Highest Level ---
Mid-Level ---
2nd Highest Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

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:
43,000 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
Dec. 31, 2012

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

New York State (NYS) Executive Order No. 88 “Build Smart NY,” signed by Governor Cuomo in 2012, has several green requirements for all State agencies, including an increase energy efficiency by 20% in by 2020.

NYS has a LEED silver design standard embedded in the SUNY Construction Fund Program Directives (2013) and the SUNY Energy and Sustainability Plan (2007).


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

The EO 88, SUCF Program Directives, and SUNY Energy and Sustainability Plan guidelines are all part of the design team's considerations during the design phase. Each phase of design is reviewed by University personnel to ensure compliance with guidelines. Submittals, change orders, and substitution requests are reviewed by University personnel during construction to ensure changes do not adversely impact compliance.


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.