|Submission Date||June 30, 2017|
|2.11 / 3.00||
Office of Environmental Policy
|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||147,130 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||164,378 Square Feet|
|LEED BD+C Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system||31,603 Square Feet|
McMahon Dining Hall and Interior Renovation, Laurel Hall, Oak Hall
Burton Football Complex and Shenkman Training Center, Bousfield Psychology Building Addition, Storrs Hall Addition, Torrey Life Sciences Lab Renovation, Werth Basketball Center, Young Building Renovation, Gentry Renovation
|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|
UConn Sustainable Design and Construction Policy:
As of summer 2016, mandates that all new construction and renovation projects that exceed $5 million meet, at a minimum, LEED Gold certification.
Campus Sustainability Design Guidelines (Planning Sustainable Sites, Safeguarding Water, Conserving Materials and Resources, Improving Energy Efficiency, and Enhancing Indoor Environmental Quality):
Climate Action Plan:
pp 33; Policy for Use of Environmentally Preferable Cleaning & Sanitizing Products
pp 59-62; Strategy E.2: Reduce Demand (Establish a program to continuously commission buildings, Adjust building temperature set points and occupancy schedules, establish a lighting update program, etc.)
pp 62-63; Strategy E.3.2 Expand and better integrate current energy monitoring efforts, E.3.5 Improve the efficiency of building HVAC systems, E.3.7 Develop and implement an equipment energy efficiency purchasing policy
pp 64; E.4.3 Identify and evaluate applications for variable-frequency drives (VFDs)
pp 68-70; Strategy S.D.1: Green the campus buildings and renovation process
pp 77-79; S.D.5 Embody and implement low impact development principles
pp 80; Upgrade water fixtures in campus buildings to maximize efficiency
Building Automation Systems Standards (pp 9-10; 3.14 DDC Sensors and Point Hardware, pp 15-31; 5 Sequence of Operation):
UConn Design Guidelines and Performance Standards:
pp 21-25; Environmental Sustainability (Site Selection, Energy Conservation, Renewable Energy Sources, Water Conservation, Stormwater Management, Refrigerants)
pp 27; Exterior Building Lighting (“dark skies” provisions)
pp 95; 14.16 Metering of Hydronic Piping Systems
pp 105; 15.14 Electrical Metering Requirements
Sustainability Framework Plan (pp 9-12; Energy, Water, Land, Materials):
Board of Trustees approval is required for a project to be exempt from LEED Gold certification.
The University has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Eversource, an electric utility company, for them to help us reduce UConn’s energy consumption by 10% over 3 years. UConn is currently in the third year of the MOU.
The Green Cleaning Policy sighted above in the University’s Climate Action Plan is a state-mandated policy.
The Climate Action Plan is a commitment that was signed by the President of the University.
A designer or consultant is contractually obligated to abide by UConn’s Design Guidelines and Construction Policy (pp 10; definition of Designer)
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.
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.