Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.40
Liaison Adam Sizemore
Submission Date March 2, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Miami University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.09 / 3.00 John Seibert
University Architect
Physical Facilities
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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:

LEED Silver:
Maple Street Station: newly constructed dining options, with residential housing above
Ethridge Hall: newly constructed residence hall
Anderson Hall: renovated residence hall
McFarland Hall: renovated residence hall
Western Dining: newly constructed dining hall with green roof, rain chains and rain garden, served by the ground source geothermal facility on Western campus.


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
1,282,723 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) 0 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 301,050 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 0 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::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level ---
Mid-Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

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::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level ---
4th Highest Level ---
Mid-Level ---
2nd Highest Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

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:
744,609 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
April 22, 2011

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

Per Miami's 2010 Sustainability Commitments and Goals (SCAG) signed by President Hodge in April 2011, LEED Silver is identified as the minimum standard for new construction and major renovations. The 11 buildings listed are registered with LEED and they were constructed to meet LEED Silver, but they are not yet certified:
Armstrong Student Center, Stonebridge Hall, Beechwoods Hall, Hillcrest Hall, Kreger Hall, Collins Hall, Dorsey Hall, Dennison Hall, McBride Hall, Symmes Hall, and Garden Dining.


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

Each of the buildings are undergoing LEED third party verification. The project team is responsible to ensure compliance.


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

February 2016: In total, Miami has six buildings that were rated as LEED Silver. Twelve additional buildings were designed and constructed/renovated to meet LEED Silver. They are currently occupied and are awaiting LEED rating. Once rated, there will be over one million square feet of LEED construction on campus. Six additional buildings are currently being renovated for future LEED rating, and others are in design.

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