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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 45.25
Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Oct. 16, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Kentucky
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 3.00 Britney Thompson
Energy Engineer
Campus Utilities
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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:

The Campus at minimum seeks LEED Silver Certifications on all new construction or large scale renovation greater than $25 million. (See Kentucky High Performance Building Standards: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/200/006/070.htm)

Facilities on campus that have received their LEED Certification as of July 1, 2015 are:
Davis Marksbury Building - LEED Gold
Lyman T. Johnson Hall (Central Hall 1) - LEED Silver
Central Hall 2 - LEED Silver
Wildcat Coal Lodge - LEED Certified

Many more facilities are currently awaiting certification, or finalizing construction and anticipate LEED Silver or greater certification.


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
443,309 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) 20,495 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 256,224 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 48,362 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::
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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::
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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:
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A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:
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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.