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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 57.39
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Nov. 12, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Tufts University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.28 / 3.00 Barbara Stein
Strategic Capital Programs Director
Operations
"---" 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:

Sophia Gordon Residence Hall - LEED-NC v2.1 (Gold)
TUSDM Vertical Expansion - LEED-NC v2.2 (Silver)
TUSDM Level 2 Renovation - LEED-CI v2009 (Gold)
Biology Department Collaborative Cluster - LEED-CI v2009 (Gold)
Tufts University Sackler Center - LEED-CI v2.0 (Certified)
574 Boston Avenue Redevelopment - LEED-NC v2009 (In process)
HP Science and Engineering Complex - LEED-NC v2009 (In process)


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
750,000 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) 136,192 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 330,486 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 20,000 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 0 Square Feet

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 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

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 0 Square Feet
4th Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

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:
79,000 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
July 30, 2014

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

To date, these are about the capital project delivery process. They are in the process of being developed and implemented. A draft is attached. They include, among other things, stating goals for sustainability from the outset, in the procurement process; having a collaborative process; life cycle costing; doing an energy/carbon budget; collecting energy and greenhouse gas data in the planning phase.


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

Still in the process of being adopted. The July 2014 version is still a draft.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or green building design and construction guidelines or policies is available:

June 10, 2015
19,000 sf = Central Energy Plant was added to the space that is being (in process) designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies. Therefore the 19,000 + 60,220 from Tisch and 520 Boston Ave. = 79,000 in the "Floor area of building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but NOT certified" field.

60,220.0 SF = floor area of building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines, but NOT certified.

Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center, built in 2012. LEED checklist maintained throughout
Facilities Services, 520 Boston Avenue, renovated in 2011, energy efficiency and reuse of existing materials featured.

The design team was instructed to maintain a LEED checklist throughout design and construction.

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.