Overall Rating Reporter - expired
Overall Score
Liaison Jessica Bast
Submission Date April 5, 2012
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North Carolina State University
OP-2: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Elizabeth Bowen
Energy and Green Building Fellow
University Sustainability Office
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New building space that meets "Eligible Buildings Criteria":
166,025 Square Feet

New building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but not LEED certified:
147,764 Square Feet

New building space that is LEED Certified :
18,261 Square Feet

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

New building space that is LEED Gold certified :
0 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:

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

NC State strives to meet its goal of LEED Silver or higher for all new buildings over 20,000 square feet. The design team at NC State’s Office of the University Architect, Design and Construction Services, and Capital Project Management meet with the occupant of a new building to develop the Owner’s Project Requirements. These requirements include a Sustainability Statement. Third party designers are chosen for experience with the building type and also for their experience with LEED and sustainable design. When a third party design team is hired, the design should should be consistent with the Owner’s Project Requirements and the Sustainability Statement. New projects are carefully reviewed to determine how the project has the potential to affect campus sustainability (ie: goals for storm water, energy and/or parking management).

A team of design and construction professionals in the University is creating guidelines for buildings less than 20,000 square feet. From a stair railing replacement, to the renovation of a building wing, the green building guidelines will be flexible enough to have relevance for many types of projects.

There are multiple locations that reinforce green building design and construction guidelines:

- SB 668 (energy and water reduction in state buildings)
- NC State's signature of the American University and College Climate Commitment and associated LEED Silver mandate
- NC State's Design and Construction Guidelines
- NC State's Sustainability Strategic Plan

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