Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.68
Liaison Franklin Lebo
Submission Date Jan. 11, 2019
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Baldwin Wallace University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.31 / 3.00 Franklin Lebo
Assistant Professor of Sustainability
Sustainability
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
37,330 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 26,250 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 11,080 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:
Baldwin Wallace University is home to one Gold LEED Certified building named the Amelia Harding House for Sustainable Living located on 77 West Bagley Road in Berea Ohio and the Silver LEED Certified Durst Welcome Center located at 115 Tressel Road, Berea Ohio. Pelase see the attachment included for more information on the R. Amelia Harding House for Sustainable Living. Please visit this link for the Durst Welcome Center's information: https://www.usgbc.org/projects/baldwin-wallace-welcome-center.

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 :
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The green building guidelines or policies:
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS (https://www.bw.edu/about/offices/buildings-grounds/)

BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY DESIGN GUIDELINES AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
DIVISION 0 – PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
SECTION AE – 005001 – DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR SUSTAINABILITY
PART 1: GENERAL
1.1 Scope of Standard
A. This standard is intended to help Project Managers, architects, and engineers understand Baldwin Wallace
University policy and approach for incorporating sustainability practices into construction projects.
B. Baldwin Wallace University will strive to incorporate sustainable practices into its operations and business
processes, which includes (but not limited to): purchasing green products, incorporating LEED concepts into
building design, promoting recycling throughout the university, and encouraging energy and water
conservation in all campus buildings.
C. Baldwin Wallace University projects may or may not choose to pursue certification under the Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating Systems created by the United States
Green Building Council (USGBC). However, all Baldwin Wallace University projects are expected to apply
sustainable practices to the greatest extent possible.
D. The architect should complete a USGBC LEED checklist as a deliverable at predetermined milestones or at
the end of each design phase (SO, DO, and CD) along with a narrative highlighting key aspects of
sustainability goals and addressing the six categories of the LEED checklist.
E. Sustainability goals and checklist should be reviewed at each phase with stakeholders and Baldwin Wallace
University sustainability Director.
1.2 Reference Standard(s)
A. U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
B. Baldwin Wallace University has a Sustainability Position Statement which follows:
Recognizing its social, economic, and educational leadership responsibilities within the state of Ohio,
Baldwin Wallace University is committed to ensuring a more sustainable future for its students, faculty, and
staff, and for the citizens of Ohio. Baldwin Wallace University will promote the use of sound sustainable
principles and [Rev-O] 12/11 005001-1 practices through learning, teaching, research, and facilities
management from both an educational and operational perspective.
1. Members of the Baldwin Wallace University community (faculty, staff, and students) will have a basic
understanding of sustainable practices, communicated through informal learning sessions and the
incorporation of sustainability issues into the University curricula.
2. Baldwin Wallace University will encourage and support sustainability scholarship and research.
Baldwin Wallace University will strive to incorporate sustainable practices into its operations and business
processes, which includes purchasing green, incorporating green concepts into building design and
maintenance, promoting recycling, and encouraging energy and water conservation in all campus buildings.
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BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY DESIGN GUIDELINES AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
DIVISION 0 – PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
PART 2: EXECUTION
Baldwin Wallace University has incorporated many sustainable principals/practices into the Baldwin Wallace
University Design Guidelines & Construction Standards. Designs developed in compliance with these
standards should result in a project that is equivalent to LEED Certified level.
The sustainability goals for a project will be determined in the programming phase. If the goal of a project is
to achieve formal LEED certification, this must be approved by the University as part of the project approval.
All appropriate USGBC requirements should be followed.
If the goal is not to pursue LEED certification, the following protocol should be followed:
1. Follow USGBC guidelines and checklists as a metric and means for documenting sustainable features, but
forgo the process of submitting paperwork to USGBC for formal approval and certification.
2. Baldwin Wallace University would contractually require the architect to complete and submit a LEED
checklist to the Owner during design and at the completion of construction documenting the probable LEED
points achieved. The LEED checklist will be used to document the sustainable features of the facility. The
purpose of the LEED checklist is to demonstrate that a project is equivalent to a “certified” level on the
USGBC rating system.
3. Baldwin Wallace University supports design phase energy modeling to support completion of LEED
checklist.
4. Baldwin Wallace University promotes third party commissioning on all major capital projects and will
consider “enhanced commissioning” of large, complex facilities.
5. Baldwin Wallace University targets 24 percent of optimizing energy performance under Energy and
Atmosphere section of the LEED checklist.
6. Baldwin Wallace University encourages energy-saving features that can show a life-cycle cost savings with
respect to energy, maintenance, and/or operations.
7. Baldwin Wallace University encourages involvement from LEED accredited professionals on the project
team.
PART 3: VERIFICATION/VALIDATION
During the design phase, the Architect shall maintain an appropriate level of documentation to substantiate
that the sustainability goals have been incorporated into the project design. The documentation should support
the LEED points being pursued on the checklist. The documentation should be sufficient to pass a
sustainability audit by the Owner or their designee. For example, appropriate calculations must be completed
to support any LEED points related to efficiencies requiring a “percent reduction”.
During the construction phase, the contract documents shall also require the Contractor to submit appropriate
documentation to validate and verify LEED points earned. For example if credits are being pursued for
diversion of construction waste, appropriate documentation must be submitted. The standard submittal
process may be sufficient to document points earned for certain products or equipment that earn LEED points.
All relevant LEED information and documentation must be compiled and delivered to Baldwin
Wallace University at the completion of the project.
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BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY DESIGN GUIDELINES AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
DIVISION 0 – PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Note: A sample USGBC LEED checklist and sustainability LEED process are attached. The checklist is color
coded noting the University standard or likelihood of pursuing various sustainable aspects or points.
Green = standard
Yellow = possible
Red= not probable

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) No
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:
All new buildings constructed on campus must adhere to the Baldwin Wallace University Design Guidelines and Construction Standards - Section AE - 005001: Design Guidelines for Sustainability.

A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:
As BW's Design Guidelines and Construction Standards stipulate, if BW does not pursue LEED certification, the architect of a project is required to subject a checklist certifying that the proposed construction satisfies the USGBC's standards. Please see the detailed protocol in the above description clarifying this process.

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