Purchased Building Materials (3.0)

This is an optional Innovation & Leadership (IL) credit. IL credits recognize institutions that are seeking innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and demonstrating sustainability leadership in ways that are not otherwise captured in STARS. Scoring in the Innovation and Leadership section is capped at 10 bonus points total.

Credit Language

IL 42: Purchased Building Materials – version 3.0

Questions & Answers

How has this credit changed between STARS Version 2 and Version 3?

This is a new bonus credit in STARSA comprehensive list of differences can be found in the STARS 3.0 Summary of changes.

Resources, Templates & Tools

Suggestions for Institutions

  • Work with your institution’s facilities management and/or capital projects office or similar to determine whether embodied carbon targets for new building projects are in place, and/or to consider pursuing such projects.

Potential Data Quality Issues

  • Documentation must be provided on established embodied carbon targets for new building projects and/or building materials using the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool or an equivalent resource.

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