Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.05
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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Grand Valley State University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.58 / 3.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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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:

GVSU adheres to LEED building standards. A list of buildings can be found here: http://www.gvsu.edu/facilitiesplanning/leed-sustainability-33.htm


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
1,413,619 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) 91,523 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 389,242 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 603,019 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 0 Square Feet

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:
3,179 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
Dec. 19, 2007

A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:
A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:

LEED Silver is current minimum requirement & the requirement is included in design & construction contracts. A 3rd party is engaged for oversight; responsibility rests with a GVSU Associate Vice president.


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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