Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.60
Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Belmont University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.51 / 3.00 Mary Lucus
Director, IR
Provost
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
1,344,938 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 186,140 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 203,149 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:
28.94

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 Ayers Academic Center was certified platinum.
Johnson Academic Center is our latest building to gain LEED-certified Gold recognition.


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:
763,649 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) Yes
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:

McWhorter Hall, Dickens Residence Hall, Horrell Residence Hall, Patton Residence Hall. Russell Residence Hall, The Belmont Store, Tall 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 Ayers Academic Center, food waste reduction at the Johnson Center, and Geothermal HVAC at the Baskin and Johnson Academic Centers.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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 Ayers Academic Center making it the first higher education facility in Tennessee to receive this designation.

With construction and occupancy complete the Johnson Academic Center has received LEED Gold Certification.

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