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Liaison Amy Butler
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2016
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Michigan State University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Lynda Boomer
Former Engineer/Architect IV/S - Retired
IPF Energy and Environment
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

http://ipf.msu.edu/green/practices/leed-certification.html
Gold certifications:
MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center
College of Human Medicine’s Secchia Center in Grand Rapids
Shaw Hall dining center

Silver certifications:
Brody Hall
Case Hall
Chemistry Building Addition 2
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
Life Science (Bott Nursing Education Research)
Kellogg Biological Station's dairy facility

A total of 1,454,997 square feet of MSU-owned space has been LEED registered.


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
22935797 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) 747614 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 176146 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 531237 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) ---

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:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but NOT certified:
490688 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
Sept. 24, 2015

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

Michigan State University has pledged that all new on-campus construction is built to LEED-certified levels.

http://ipf.msu.edu/news/features/MSU-construction-standards-go-green.html
http://ipf.msu.edu/resources/business-partners/standards-for-construction/index.html


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

MSU Planning Design and Construction has several full time staff that are LEED accredited professionals and maintain MSU Construction Standards to include LEED design elements and criteria throughtout all the divisions. The MSU Construction Standards were revised in 2006 and continue to be updated as needed. In addition a short checklist for minor renovations was developed to assist designers with compliance. Consultants that are hired are required to note any deviations from MSU Construction Standards and provide justification. Energy Impact statements have been a standard for the past 25 years and require the consultant to estimate the energy use of each new facility. MSU Construction Standards focus on sustainable building practices, along with the MSU Master Plan which can be found at .


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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