Department of
Facilities Management
Brown University
Box 1941
295 Lloyd Ave.
Providence, RI 02912

Facility Emergency:
Tel: (401) 863-7800

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Tel: (401) 863-7800

Main Office:
Tel: (401) 863-7850
Fax: (401) 863-7885

LEED ® Facts
Rhode Island Hall
Providence, RI
LEED for New Construction, v2.2
Certified August 2010
Sustainable Sites6/14
Water Efficiency2/5
Energy & Atmosphere12/17
Materials & Resources6/13
Indoor Environment Quality11/15
Innovation & Design5/5
* Out of possible 69

Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ)
11 of 15 points attempted

EQc1 - Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring (1/1)

EQc4.1 - Low-Emitting Materials, Adhesives & Sealants (1/1)

EQc4.2 - Low-Emitting Materials, Paints & Coatings (1/1)

EQc4.3 - Low-Emitting Materials, Carpet Systems (1/1)

EQc4.4 - Low-Emitting Materials, Composite Wood & Agrifiber Products (1/1)

EQc5 - Indoor Chemical & Pollutant Source Control (1/1)

EQc6.1 - Controllability of Systems, Lighting (1/1)

EQc6.2 - Controllability of Systems, Thermal Comfort (1/1)

EQc7.1 - Thermal Comfort, Design(1/1)

EQc7.2 - Thermal Comfort, Verification(1/1)

EQc8.1 - Daylight & Views, Daylight 75% of Spaces (1/1)

Not Attempted: EQc2 - Increased Ventilation (0/1); EQc3.1 - Construction IAQ Management Plan (0/1); EQc3.2 - Construction IAQ Management Plan, Before Occupancy (0/1); EQc7.2 - Thermal Comfort, Verification (0/1); EQc8.2 - Daylight & Views, Views for 90% of Spaces (0/1)


Credit 1 - Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring: Equipment has been installed in Rhode Island Hall to monitor air that enters the building for ventilation to ensure that it is fresh and unpolluted. If the outdoor air is particularly polluted the operators of the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system are automatically notified via the electronic monitoring system allowing them to respond quickly.

Credit 3.1 - Construction IAQ Management Plan, During Construction: An indoor air quality management plan was developed for use during the renovation. It called for moisture protection for vulnerable materials and protective air filtration.

Credit 4.1 - Low-Emitting Materials, Adhesives & Sealants: Rhode Island Hall applied low-emitting adhesives and sealants.  A substance that is low-emitting does not release unwanted chemicals or toxins into the environment.

Credit 4.2 - Low-Emitting Materials, Paints & Coatings: Rhode Island Hall used low-emitting paints and coatings. A substance that is low-emitting does not release unwanted chemicals or toxins into the environment.

Credit 4.3 - Low-Emitting Materials, Carpet Systems: All adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, and carpets do not release toxins or volatile organic compounds.

Credit 4.4 - Low-Emitting Materials, Composite Wood & Agrifiber Products: None of the indoor composite wood and agrifiber products used on this project contain added Urea-Formaldehyde content.

Credit 5 - Indoor Chemical & Pollutant Source Control:  Mats were installed on the east and west entrance vestibules to minimize outside debris tracked into the building. Sources of harmful pollutants, including custodial closets and copy rooms, are maintained at a negative pressure to ensure all contaminants are vented outside.


Credit 6.1 - Controllability of Systems, Lighting: Each room has individual occupant-adjustable lighting controls. Offices are equipped with motion sensors to turn off lights when rooms are unoccupied. Perimeter areas also have daylight sensors to automatically reduce artificial lighting during the day.


Credit 6.2 - Controllability of Systems, Thermal Comfort: Each room also includes temperature and ventilation controls. The double-hung windows are all operable.

Credit 7.1 - Thermal Comfort, Design:  The design team employed calculations pursuant to American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 55.1-2004 to determine ventilation requirements for passively and actively ventilated spaces.

Credit 7.2 - Thermal Comfort, Verification: In order to achieve this point, Brown implemented a thermal comfort survey of building occupants within a period of 6 to 18 months of occupancy and commited to taking corrective action if more than 20% of the occupants are dissatisfied with the settings.

Credit 8.1 - Daylight & Views, Daylight 75% of Spaces: Within the building as a whole, 78% of the regularly occupied spaces in Rhode Island Hall have day lighting and views.


Facilities Project Manager:  John Cooke
Facilities Engineer:  Richard Kasper
Archeology Dep’t:  Susan Alcock
Facilities Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED):  Ginger Gritzo
Architect and LEED Accredited Professional (AP):  Anmahian-Winton (Aaron Bruckerhoff)