Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.85
Liaison Amy Butler
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Michigan State University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00 John LeFevre
Director of Planning, Design and Construction
Infrastructure and Planning Facilities
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
1,003,076.28 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 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):
0 Square Feet

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
0

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

0


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:
1,003,076.28 Square Feet

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

"The Michigan State University standards for construction have been compiled for design professionals involved in creating construction documents. They reflect the planning, construction and maintenance experience of persons responsible for the university facilities.

These standards for design and construction of facilities and infrastructure at MSU are intended to achieve quality structures and systems of maximum utility, thereby requiring minimal maintenance, operating expense and prudent use of energy.

Adherence to these standards is required. Deviations must be reviewed, approved and accepted by the university’s design representative. An equal or improved concept, method or product will be given full consideration.

Sections of the standards for construction will be revised and updated based on experience with ongoing construction projects. Each revised section supersedes all previous versions and directives concerning construction practices for Michigan State University.

Design guidelines
Design guidelines are intended for the architect or engineer. They describe the overall philosophies, goals and requirements (ex: energy conservation, accessibility) for Michigan State University.

Front-end documents
These are the business documents governing construction. Front-end documents will be attached to the final specification by MSU, and are included here for reference only."


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:

"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. List of major constructions occurring during time frame. Brody Neighborhood; Case Hall Interior; 1855 and new apartments; Breslin and Spartan Stadium extensions; "


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

"First buildings must be built to university building standards which is a part of vendor contracts. This is monitored by subject matter experts on staff. 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 throughout 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 Mas. Michigan State University has taken many initiatives to implement sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices in all realms of its operations. In addition to encouraging the campus community to be green, MSU uses green practices from the way that it keeps buildings sanitary to the transportation options it provides to employees and groups. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system. It provides third-party verification that a building or community was designed to improve performance in health and environmental metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality and stewardship of resources.

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


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