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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 52.49
Liaison Alexi Lamm
Submission Date Nov. 1, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Utah State University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.12 / 3.00 Alexi Lamm
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
427,695 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 0 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 166,424 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 261,271 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:
100

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

Utah State Athletics (Strength & Conditioning), LEED Silver
Wayne Estes Center, LEED Silver
Student Recreation & Wellness Center, LEED Gold
Tooele Science/Technology Building, LEED Silver (projected)
Brigham City Academic Building, LEED Gold (projected)
USU Eastern Central Instruction Building, LEED Silver (projected)
Huntsman School of Business Addition, LEED Silver (projected)


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:
0 Square Feet

A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
The green building guidelines or policies:
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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 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

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

Blanding Administration Building


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

The following industry standards provide a minimum level commissioning in to determine the scope for capital development projects.
(1) American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) ASHRAE Standard 202, Commissioning Process for Building and Systems
(2) National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) - Procedural Standards for Whole Building Systems Technical Commissioning
(3) Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) - New Construction Building Commissioning Best Practice
(4) AABC Commissioning Group Guidelines (ACG) – ACG Commissioning Guideline

DFCM shall determine the systems and assemblies to be commissioned, per the OPR, in the project’s team’s scope. The following systems must be commissioned as a minimum.
(1) Cooling systems
(2) Heating systems
(3) Steam systems
(4) Air handling systems
(5) Smoke controls systems including fans ductwork and interconnected air handling/supply systems
(6) Plumbing systems
(7) Emergency power systems
(8) On-site renewable energy systems
(9) Electrical systems
(10) Building Automation Systems (BAS), including verification of correctly installed data points and meters


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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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.