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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 58.11
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date Dec. 1, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Wesleyan University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Roseann Sillasen
Associate Director/Project Manager
Physical Plant - 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) :
29,215 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 29,215 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 0 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:
100

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

Boger Hall, 41 Wyllys Avenue (LEED Platinum)


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) ---
Energy consumption (e.g. policies requiring a minimum level of energy efficiency for buildings and their systems) ---
Building-level energy metering ---
Use of environmentally preferable materials (e.g. guidelines to minimize the life cycle impacts associated with building materials) ---
Indoor environmental quality (i.e. guidelines to protect the health and comfort of building occupants) ---
Water consumption (e.g. requiring minimum standards of efficiency for indoor and outdoor water use) ---
Building-level water metering ---

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

The guidelines are an excerpt from the draft green building policy, which has not been formally adopted by the University but is followed in most cases by Physical Plant. When Wesleyan signed the ACUPCC, it committed to building all buildings to LEED Silver or above. The date above reflects when the ACUPCC was signed, not when the green building policy was adopted.


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

Wesleyan has an unofficial policy to meet or exceed the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver standard or equivalent for all new construction.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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2005:Fauver undergraduate housing complex, now known as Fauver Apartments and Bennet Hall (42504 sf, LEED Certified)
2007: Usdan University Center (80332 sf, built to LEED standards but not certified)
2009: Allbritton Center (28802 sf, LEED Gold)
2013: Boger Hall (29215 sf, LEED Platinum)

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.