|Submission Date||Aug. 22, 2017|
Florida International University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction
|2.59 / 3.00||
Office of University Sustainability
Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
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||0 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||985599 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):
Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list of certified buildings and ratings:
2013 - 2017 Buildings
Parkview Residence Hall (silver)
Stocker Astroscience (silver)
Academic Health Center 4 (silver)
Academic Health Center 5 (silver)
Ambulatory Care Center (silver)
Medina Aquarius Center
Student Academic Success Center (silver)
FIU Solar House (built to platinum standards under LEED for Homes)
Parking Garage 6
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:
A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
The green building guidelines or policies:
Parking Garage 6
FIU Solar House
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||No|
A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:
Campus Master Plan
15.2 SUSTAINABLE DESIGN GUIDELINES
It is the intent of these guidelines to establish that FIU’s expectations is to build in an environmentally responsible manner which is sensitive to geography, sensitive to energy and resource consumption as well as supporting regional resources and strong local relationships.
These guidelines are aimed to establish direction for a successful outcome of new Buildings.
All buildings at FIU campuses will be required to follow the USGBC guidelines for a minimum LEED level of Silver certification. The criteria outline by the USGBC score card should be utilized and monitored at every phase of project.
All buildings must also meet basic Energy Star criteria and must comply with all the FIU building standards regarding Master plan infrastructure strategies and overall sustainable Campus practices.
The FIU sustainable office must review and comment during all phases of the project to Assure campus wide best practices are being taken into account.
All new buildings must meet all FIU building standard criteria that refers to hurricane preparedness assuring all building systems, envelop and infrastructure strategies are not in conflict or will enhance sustainable criteria, such as with storm water management, and overall water collection systems, day lighting, power redundancies, envelop materials and design.
The following drivers should be taken into consideration:
Set goals and benchmarks for each building aligned with budget.
Conduct site survey and evaluation of existing conditions
Analyze various methods of meeting goals and benchmarks and use results to make
This analysis should be repeated during all phases to further refine and validate
Expected outcome must be reviewed and monitored during construction.
This outcome should be measured to determine success and establish benchmarks
or lessons learned for future projects.
A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:
FIU is committed to build all new construction to a minimum of USGBC LEED Silver certification. The practice was adopted in 2007 when former President, Modesto Maidque signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. All buildings funded and built thereafter have met this criteria. The only buildings that are excused from this practice are parking garages because they can not be LEED certified. Market Station, the newest parking garage on campus has some mixed use areas including offices, a food court, and classrooms. This was built to LEED certification but could not be certified. While FIU is committed to building to a minimum of LEED Silver, FIU strives to hit the higher levels. Currently FIU has one LEED Silver and one LEED Gold certified building; there are currently 4 buildings under construction that will hit LEED Silver or Gold certification.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.