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Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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Belmont University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Mary Lucus
Director, IR
Provost
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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:

Baskin Law Center is certified as LEED Gold-The U.S. Green Building Council awarded Belmont University’s Randall and Sadie Baskin Center with LEED certification at the Gold level in October 2012, making the building the largest LEED-certified university academic building in Middle Tennessee as well as the first LEED-certified law school building in the state, according to information provided by the USGBC. The 71107-square-foot Baskin Center sits atop a five-level underground garage and houses Belmont University’s College of Law.
The 186,140 square foot Wedgewood Academic Center was certified platinum.


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
777537 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) 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 71107 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 186140 Square Feet

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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::
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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:
520290 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
Jan. 1, 2009

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

McWhorter Hall, Dickens Residence Hall, Horrell Residence Hall, Patton Residence Hall. Two Oaks Residence Hall,


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

Continuous monitoring of industry enhancements and improvements such as the chilled beam HVAC in the Wedgewood Building, food waste reduction at the Johnson Center, and Geothermal HVAC at the Baskin Center.


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

The U.S. Green Building Council awarded Belmont University’s Randall and Sadie Baskin Center with LEED certification at the Gold level in October 2012, making the building the largest LEED-certified university academic building in Middle Tennessee as well as the first LEED-certified law school building in the state, according to information provided by the USGBC. The 75,000-square-foot Baskin Center sits atop a five-level underground garage and houses Belmont University’s College of Law.

The US Green Building Council awarded Belmont LEED platinum for the Wedgewood Academic Center making it the first higher education facility in Tennessee to receive this designation.

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