|Submission Date||March 1, 2019|
OP-4: Building Design and Construction
|0.90 / 3.00||
Director of Facilities
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||0 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:
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:
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)||No|
|Building-level water metering||No|
A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:
As a result of signing the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), Luther has committed to all new campus construction being built to, at minimum, the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Silver standard or equivalent, as well as all renovations. Every effort is also made during construction and renovation to source local materials and recycle as much waste material as possible. Luther has completed several renovations over the past ten years (Valders Hall of Science, Norby House, Miller and Dieseth residence halls, Aquatic Center, Dahl Centennial Union) in alignment with these guidelines, but has not sought official LEED certification for them due to the high cost of certification.
A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:
Luther requires the general contractors to meet LEED Silver construction standards. The Director of Facilities ensures compliance with this policy.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Notes about the questions above:
Building-level energy metering: Luther College's green building guidelines do not call this out specifically, but we do add metering as a rule for tracking energy consumption.
Do the green building guidelines or policies cover water consumption (e.g. requiring minimum standards of efficiency for indoor and outdoor water use)?: Again, the policy does not call it out, but we do this.
A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered: Again, the policy does not call it out, but we do this.
We will be working on updating our policy to reflect these practices.
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