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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 68.58
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University at Albany
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.19 / 3.00 Indu Lnu
Energy Officer
Facilities Management
"---" 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 Rating System
NC v2.1 Husted Building Rehabilitation - Silver certification, 44,336 SF
NC v2.2 SUNY Albany Liberty Terrace - Gold certification, 191,468 SF
NC v2.2 UAlbany New School of Business Building - Gold certification, 105,449 SF
NC v2.2 University Data Center - Gold certification, 42,742 SF
NC v2009 SUNY Albany Service Building A/Annex - Silver certification, 22,400 SF
NC v2009 SUNY University at Albany Mohawk Tower, awaiting Gold, 102,760 SF
NC v 2.2 SUNY RNA Institute Life Science building - Silver Certification, 12,908 SF


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
522,063 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) 79,644 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 442,419 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:
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Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations:
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Floor area of building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but NOT certified:
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A copy of the guidelines or policies :
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The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
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A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

All new construction and major renovation projects on Campus must meet the UAlbany High Performance Design Guidelines found at http://www.albany.edu/facilities/energy/documents/UA-MinEESustainabilityGoals.pdf.


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

The UA High Performance Guidelines are shared with design team early in the process. 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.