Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.72
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 22, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Black Hills State University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.22 / 3.00 John Hinrichs
Graduate Assistant
Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

Student Union - certified LEED Gold
Life Sciences Labratory - certified LEED Silver


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
754,430 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) ---
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 26,082 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 50,706 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) ---

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level ---
Mid-Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

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::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level ---
4th Highest Level ---
Mid-Level ---
2nd Highest Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

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:
0 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
March 17, 2008

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

a. Establish a policy that all new campus construction and renovations will be built to at
least the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Silver standard or equivalent.


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

All South Dakota public institutions are required to comply with the state's green building design policy unless a waiver proving reasons for exemption has been accepted by the Bureau of Administration.


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

The university is currently constructing a 52,582 ft² dormitory that is planned to achieve Silver LEED certification.

http://www.bhsu.edu/StudentLife/Living/ResidenceLife/ResidenceHalls/CrowPeakHall/tabid/15962/Default.aspx

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