|Submission Date||Aug. 9, 2022|
North Carolina State University
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance
|0.11 / 5.00||
Sustainability Program Coordinator
University Sustainability Office
Total floor area of existing building space:
Floor area of existing building space operated and maintained in accordance with a sustainable management policy/program and/or a green building rating system:
|Existing floor area|
|Certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute, Green Building Council (GBC) rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Platinum)||0 Square Feet|
|Certified at the 2nd highest level under a 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Gold)||283,000 Square Feet|
|Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., BREEAM-In Use Very Good)||0 Square Feet|
|Certified at a step above minimum level under a 4 -or 5–tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Silver)||0 Square Feet|
|Certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., BREEAM In-Use Pass or LEED O+M Certified)||0 Square Feet|
|Certified at any level under a non-GBC rating system or single-attribute rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings||263,578 Square Feet|
|Operated and maintained in accordance with a multi-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system||0 Square Feet|
|Operated and maintained in accordance with a single-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system||0 Square Feet|
|Total||546,578 Square Feet|
Percentage of existing building space certified under a green building rating system rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
A brief description of the sustainable operations and maintenance policy/program and/or O+M rating system(s) used:
NC State's Talley Student Union (283,000 sq. ft.) earned both LEED BD+C and LEED O+M certifications. In December 2015, Talley become LEED BD+C certified silver, and later earned LEED O+M gold certification in 2018. This is the only space on campus that is LEED O+M certified. https://campusenterprises.ncsu.edu/2018/05/23/talley-student-union-achieves-leed-platinum-in-operations-and-maintenance/; https://www.usgbc.org/event/usgbc-carolinas-leed-virtual-visit-ncsus-talley-student-union
NC State also has several ENERGY STAR certified buildings, which include Carroll Hall (60,749 sq. ft.), Sullivan Hall (135,530 sq. ft.), and Tucker Hall (67,299 sq. ft).
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
• 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
• 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.
Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable operations and maintenance program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
LEED Laboratory Course is helping with this effort.
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