Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.62
Liaison Allison Jenks
Submission Date Sept. 7, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

New Mexico State University
OP-2: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.70 / 4.00 joni newcomer
Mgr. Env. Policy and Sustainability
Facilities and Services
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New building space that meets "Eligible Buildings Criteria":
115,361 Square Feet

New building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but not LEED certified:
0 Square Feet

New building space that is LEED Certified :
0 Square Feet

New building space that is LEED Silver certified:
69,973 Square Feet

New building space that is LEED Gold certified :
45,388 Square Feet

New building space that is LEED Platinum certified:
0 Square Feet

The website URL where a copy of the institution's guidelines or policies for green building is available :
An electronic copy of the guidelines or policies :

The date(s) the policies or guidelines were adopted:
January 16, 2006 (Gov. Exec. Order) April 17, 2007 (ACUPCC)

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

On January 16, 2006, Bill Richardson, Governor of the State of New Mexico, signed Executive Order #2006-001 requiring all Executive Branch state agencies, including the Higher Education Department, adopt the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System.

In addition to complying with the Executive Order, New Mexico State University will design and construct all new building and renovation project to meet the USGBC guidelines for a minimum of LEED “Silver” certification.

New projects that are unable to achieve a minimum LEED Silver certification and do not involve enough changes to the buildings will still be designed and constructed using the U.S. Green Building Council’s guidelines for LEED criteria as a framework for making decisions related to sustainable design. Every new construction project will be commissioned by a third party commissioning agent to ensure that the building is built as designed and operates according to the design parameters.

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