Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.91
Liaison Elizabeth Swiman
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Florida State University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
1.88 / 3.00 Kim Strobel-Ball
Senior Project Manager
FSU Facilities Design & Construction
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
89,192 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 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 89,192 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:

Building LEED Rating Year Completed GSF

Honors Scholars and Fellows House Silver 2013 (NC v2009) 38,000
College of Law-Courthouse Annex Silver 2011 (NC v2009) 51,192

LEED rating buildings built before 2013 or currently in construction:
Building LEED Rating Year Completed GSF
William Johnston Building Gold 2012 (NC 2.2) 175,735
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall Gold 2010 (NC 2.2) 68,939
Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement Gold 2010 (NC 2.2) 43,000
Stone College of Education Silver 2009 (NC 2.2) 136,194
Tibbals Learning Center Phase 2 Silver 2011 (NC 2.2) 24,475
Human Performance Lab & Track Facility Silver 2009 (NC 2.2) 1,083
Interdisciplinary Research and Commercialization Building Silver (Pending) TBD (NC v2009) 135,000
Jim Moran renovation Silver 20,900
College of Business - Legacy Hall Silver TBD (NC v2009) 200,000
Earth Ocean Atmospheric Sciences Building Silver (Pending) Expected 2019 (NC v2009) 135,860
Health and Wellness Center Certified (Pending) 2012 (NC v2009) 170,632
Materials Research Building Certified 2010 (NC 2.2) 61,689
Turnbull Conference Center Certified 2009 (NC 2.2) 73,217
Traditions Hall Certified 2011 (NC 2.2) 118,000
King Life Sciences Certified 2009 (NC 2.2) 179,969
Aeropropulsion Mechatronics and Energy building Sustainable 2011 60,337
Off Grid Zero Emissions Building Sustainable 2006 2,888
Dunlap Student Success Center Sustainable 2010 47,250


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:
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:

FSU Design Guidelines & Specifications
LEED NC v2009


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

University policy and procedures require all construction exceeding $2 million construction cost to pursue USGBC LEED with a target of Silver certification. University Design Guidelines are in place to assist with building design and construction and sustainability practices expected for all projects. Design consultants and contractors are bound contractually to policies requiring sustainable practices.
Appendix L of FSU's Design Guidelines and Specifications require all new construction and major renovation to be designed and constructed to meet the certification standards of USGBC determined to be reasonably obtainable as established by a pre-certification estimate developed during the initial program and design phase.
All plans and specification prepared by the project's design professional should encompass and include those standards and requirements established in the USGBC LEED NC 2.2 section check list.
The University's objective is to achieve a LEED Silver Certification if practical on each project. To this end, a LEED Accredited Design Professional shall develop a program compatible with the University's Design Guidelines outlining potential technologies, strategies and ultimate cost to accomplish certification.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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All building design and construction information for this category includes Major Projects only, as defined by FSU as projects that Exceed $2 Million. During this time period, there was a decrease in funding and therefore fewer Major Projects constructed at FSU over the last five years.

Housing Phase 1 and 2 have been submitted to LEED and are under review. FSU Design and Construction expects all four buildings will be LEED Certified after being processed. Housing Phase 1 & 2 during the last 5 years for a total of 417,716 sq. ft. and are awaiting LEED Certification for these buildings. The square footage was thus not included in this report as it would misrepresent FSU's new construction and LEED accreditation commitment.

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