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Liaison Laura Bain
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2015
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Furman University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Yancey Fouche
Associate Director
Shi Center for Sustainability
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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:

Since 2001, Furman has required that all new or significantly renovated buildings meet LEED-Silver standards. The university is now home to six LEED-certified buildings, including Hipp Hall, the first LEED-certified building in South Carolina (LEED-Gold); Cliffs Cottage, a sustainable showcase home and home to the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability (LEED-Gold); and the Charles E. Townes Science Center (LEED-Gold).

The complete list as follows:
Hipp Hall- Gold
Duke Library- Gold
Farmer Hall- Certified
Pac Renovaton- Silver
Furman Hall- Certified
Townes Science Center- Gold
Shi-Center for Sustainability Gold
Younts Center- Certified


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
616427 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) 108505 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 82454 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 425468 Square Feet
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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::
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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:
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A copy of the guidelines or policies :
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The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
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A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:
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A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:

Furman University follows LEED Certification guidelines and makes necessary decisions to ensure certification.


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