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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 56.88
Liaison Dedee DeLongpre Johnston
Submission Date June 3, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Wake Forest University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.31 / 3.00 Mike Draughn
Director, Maintenance and Utilities Services
Facilities & Campus Services
"---" 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:

The follow buildings are certified under the USGBC's LEED-NC program:
Dailey Golf Learning Center - Gold
South Residence Hall - Gold
Byrum Welcome Center - Gold
Student Social Center (The Barn) - Silver
Dogwood Residence Hall - Silver
Magnolia Residence Hall - Silver
North Campus dining Hall - Silver


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
430,771 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) 0 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 190,645 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 92,646 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::
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:
0 Square Feet

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:

In 2007, Wake Forest University committed to designing all new construction to a minimum of LEED-Silver standards. The 2012 campus sustainability strategic plan calls for the same, with specific targets for energy and water efficiency.


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

On the Reynolda Campus, Wake Forest University has written into all new building OPR's (owners project requirements) a minimum certification goal of LEED-Silver as determined by the USGBC.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or green building design and construction guidelines or policies is available:

Farrell Hall, a new 147,480 gsf academic building, is awaiting gold/silver certification but had not been published at the time of submission.

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.