Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.87
Liaison Lindsay Batchelor
Submission Date Jan. 5, 2016
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North Carolina State University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Elizabeth Bowen
Energy and Green Building Fellow
University Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for existing buildings?:
Yes or No
LEED for Existing Buildings or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) No
The DGNB system, Green Star Performance, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM-In Use, CASBEE for Existing Building, or another 5-tier GBC rating system 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 or sample of certified buildings and ratings:

We have begun to analyze our campus buildings' operations and maintenance using the LEED for Existing Buildings framework through the LEED Laboratory course.


Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level (e.g. LEED Certified) 0 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
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Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
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Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for existing buildings:
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Floor area of building space that is maintained in accordance with formally adopted sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies, but NOT certified:
0 Square Feet

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
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The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
June 16, 2014

A brief description of the sustainable building operations and maintenance program and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

The Sustainability Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), section 2.1, covers all buildings on campus:

2.1 Campus Development
In campus planning NC State will minimize the environmental footprint of
campus, consider the needs of present and future generations, and be aware of
connections with the greater Raleigh area. New development requires efficient
use of existing space through the implementation of space and utilization
standards, effective management strategies, and strategic reinvestment.
For development, NC State incorporates sustainability into comprehensive
master plans and design and construction guidelines. All buildings are
constructed in accordance with comprehensive master plans, design and
construction guidelines and high performance building standards. Capital
investment decisions utilize life cycle costing.
• The Physical Master Plan guides the future, physical development of
campus, holistically connecting natural systems, utilities, structures and
roads.
• Updates to the Physical Master Plan occur on a cycle of five to seven
years and modifications to Sustainability Guiding Principles and standards
will be incorporated with the update. Campus expertise assists with the
master plan update.
• Space needs are assessed every three to four years. This includes space
projections by space type (classroom, class lab, office, research, studio,
library and other) based on enrollment projections and academic plans.
Space utilization is evaluated using the University of North Carolina
General Administration space standards for teaching spaces and office
space. The University Space Committee determines space reallocation or
reassignment for under-utilized space.
• Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification
must be met or exceeded in all major campus construction projects. State
statutes for high performance buildings includes new construction and
renovations of buildings when the cost is greater than 50% of the
insurance value and the project is larger than 20,000 gross square feet of
occupied or conditioned space, as defined in the North Carolina State
Building Code.
• All projects not subject to the LEED mandate must adopt a sustainability
statement in the scope of project. This applies to new construction projects
and renovation projects in publicly owned or privately owned buildings as
well as leased and partnership properties.
• Priority is given to holistic building and property modifications that
maximize efficient and effective resource use.
• The Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan establishes projects to create a
pedestrian-friendly campus that encourages walking and biking.
• The Heritage Tree Plan is revisited every five years.
• Design and Construction Guidelines and other design and construction
contract agreements must advance sustainability.


A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies:

There are departmental operating documents that fall under the sustainability SOP, and we are evaluating LEED for Existing Buildings through the LEED Lab course to learn best practices for operations and maintenance for Facilities, Colleges, and Campus Life.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or sustainable operations and maintenance guidelines or policies is available:

LEED Laboratory Course is helping with this effort. The course was held in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015.

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