Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.96
Liaison Adam Sizemore
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Miami University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.82 / 3.00 Adam Sizemore
Director of Sustainability
Physical Facilities Department
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
2317209 Square Feet

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

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 334450 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 1450855 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):
0 Square Feet

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
77.05

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list of certified buildings and ratings:

LEED Silver is identified as one of the certification minimum standards for new construction projects and major renovations per Miami's 2016 Sustainability Commitments and Goals (SCAG). Below is a complete list of our LEED certified (or pending) buildings as of FY2018. As of FY2018, Miami University has a total of 29 LEED-certified buildings: 27 Silver and/or Silver (pending) and 2 Gold. Miami University has three additional strategic plans that include green building design and construction guidelines and policies. These are included in PA-2: Sustainability Planning but are listed here, as well:

Miami University Stormwater Management Overlay
Western Campus Master Plan
Long Range Housing Master Plan

LEED Buildings include:
Athletic Performance Center: Silver (pending)
Garden Commons Dining: Silver
Martin Dining Hall: Silver
Western Dining Commons: Silver
Armstrong Student Center: Ph 1 Silver (pending), Ph 2 Silver
Maplestreet Station: Silver
Scott Hall: Silver (Pending)
Anderson Hall: Silver
Beechwoods Hall: Silver
Brandon Hall: Silver
Clawson Hall: Silver (Pending)
Collins Hall: Silver
Dennison Hall: Gold
Dodds Hall: Silver (Pending)
Dorsey Hall: Silver
Etheridge Hall: Silver
Flower Hall: Silver
Hahne Hall: Silver
Hamilton Hall: Gold
Hepburn Hall: Silver
Hillcrest Hall: Silver
McBride Hall: Silver
McFarland Hall: Silver
Minnich Hall: Silver (pending)
Stanton Hall: Silver (pending)
Stonebridge Hall: Silver
Symmes Hall: Silver
Farmer School of Business: Silver
Shideler Hall: Silver

MacCracken Hall, Richard Hall, and Porter Hall are currently under construction and will be LEED certified Silver.
Pearson, also under a phased construction, will be Gold when complete.


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:
531904 Square Feet

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

Miami's goal is to achieve LEED Silver (Version 4), 2 Green Globes, or Living Building Challenge 3.0 for all new construction and major renovation projects. Even though full certification was not sought for uncertified projects, the planning and design team followed green standards (example ENERGY STAR).


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) Yes
Building-level water metering Yes

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

Alongside our Sustainability Commitment and Goals, Miami University also has three other strategic plans that include green building design and construction guidelines and policies. These are included in PA-2: Sustainability Planning but are listed here, as well:

Miami University Stormwater Management Overlay
Western Campus Master Plan
Long Range Housing Master Plan

In the past 5 years, the list of buildings not certified, but were built/renovated with green building standards are:

GLOS CENTER
HOYT HALL
HUGHES HALL
SHRIVER CENTER
KREGER HALL


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

Each of the buildings undergoes third-party verification. The project team is responsible to ensure compliance. The project team is also responsible for ensuring compliance with as much green building standards as possible for uncertified projects.


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