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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 Bronze
Overall Score 41.99
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Montana
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 3.00 Eva Rocke
ASUM Sustainability Coordinator
ASUM
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
411,526 Square Feet

Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified at each level under a rating system for design and construction used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) :
Certified Floor Area
LEED BD+C Platinum or at the highest achievable level under another rating system 29,259 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 201,443 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 0 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 0 Square Feet

Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a non-GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g. Green Globes NC, Certified Passive House):
0 Square Feet

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
56.06

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list of certified buildings and ratings:

Since 2011, the University of Montana has committed to pursuing LEED certification on all new construction projects over $3M because of Montana state law. In 2011, the Payne Family Native American Center qualified for LEED Platinum. Since then, four new buildings have been added to the university’s campus: the Gilkey Building for Executive Education, the Washington Champion Center, the new Missoula College campus, and the Student Athlete Academic Center. All four facilities are certified LEED Gold. In total, these buildings cover 230,702 square feet.


Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space that is NOT certified, but that was designed and constructed in accordance with published green building guidelines and policies:
180,824 Square Feet

A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
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The green building guidelines or policies:
Do the green building guidelines or policies cover the following?:
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 No
Use of environmentally preferable materials (e.g. guidelines to minimize the life cycle impacts associated with building materials) No
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 No

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

The Law Building
Phyllis J. Washington Education Building


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

The University of Montana requires all design and construction contractors to follow explicit guidelines. The guildelines can be found at: http://www.umt.edu/self-study2010/std8/Std8Exhibits/Exhibit%208-04_Construction%20Standards.pdf


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.