Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.47
Liaison Ian McKeown
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Loyola Marymount University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Julia Williams
Sustainability Tracker
Sustainability Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
30936.70 Square Metres

Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
0 Square Metres

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 Metres
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 30936.70 Square Metres
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 Metres
LEED BD+C Silver or at a step above minimum level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 0 Square Metres
LEED BD+C Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 0 Square Metres

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 Metres

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:

LEED Certified Buildings that were constructed within 5 years prior to STARS submission:
- Life Sciences Building: LEED Gold
- Hannon Library: LEED GOLD
30,936.70 square meters total


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 Metres

A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
The green building guidelines or policies:

In accordance with LMU's Climate Action Plan, resulting from the signing of the ACUPCC, LMU adopted a policy that all new campus construction will be built to at least the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver standard or equivalent.


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) ---
Energy consumption (e.g. policies requiring a minimum level of energy efficiency for buildings and their systems) ---
Building-level energy metering ---
Use of environmentally preferable materials (e.g. guidelines to minimize the life cycle impacts associated with building materials) ---
Indoor environmental quality (i.e. guidelines to protect the health and comfort of building occupants) ---
Water consumption (e.g. requiring minimum standards of efficiency for indoor and outdoor water use) ---
Building-level water metering ---

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

The 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards focus on several key areas to improve the
energy efficiency of newly constructed buildings and additions and alterations to existing
buildings, and include requirements that will enable both demand reductions during critical
peak periods and future solar electric and thermal system installations.  The most significant efficiency improvements to the residential Standards are proposed for windows, envelope insulation and HVAC system testing.  The most significant efficiency improvements to the nonresidential Standards are proposed for lighting controls, windows, unitary HVAC equipment, and building commissioning. New efficiency requirements for process loads such as commercial refrigeration, data centers, kitchen exhaust systems and compressed air systems are included in the nonresidential Standards. (Title 24)

http://www.energy.ca.gov/2012publications/CEC-400-2012-004/CEC-400-2012-004-CMF-REV2.pdf


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

In accordance with LMU's Climate Action Plan, resulting from the signing of the ACUPCC, LMU adopted a policy that all new campus construction will be built to at least the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver standard or equivalent.

The Master Plan Project would further this goal by replacing old, energy-inefficient buildings with new construction designed to meet LEED or similar green building criteria. New buildings would use sustainability design features such as roofs covered with white reflective material to reflect the sun’s heat and reduce demand for air conditioning and
window systems to reduce heat gain and loss. All new buildings, and existing buildings undergoing major renovations, would be integrated into the Campus Energy Management System, which monitors and controls buildings’ heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), and lighting systems to attain energy efficiency and optimize performance.

http://www.lmu.edu/resources/masterplan/Introduction.htm


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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