Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.42
Liaison Matthew Muchna
Submission Date March 3, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Northern Arizona University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.42 / 3.00 Ellen Vaughan
Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
702065 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 9500 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 593000 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 99565 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:
100

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

The Applied Research and Development Building (ARD) showcases the latest innovations in high-performance construction technology, energy-efficient design, and use of renewable energy.
It earned 60 points out of a possible 69 to meet the highest rating—Platinum—from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system. At the time it was built it was the greenest building in Arizona and had the third-highest LEED point total in the world.

Last five years 2011-2016

Platinum - total: 9,500
2016 - International Pavilion - 9,500

Gold - total: 593,000
2016 - Science and health Building - 120,000
2016 - Student and Academic Services - 94,000
2016 - Aquatic & Tennis Center - 122,000
2016 - Health and Learning Center - 257,000

Silver - total: 99,565
2012 - Hotel and Restaurant Management - 14,601 (Existing Building)
2014 - Liberal Arts Building - 57,846 (Existing Building)
2014 - Residence Life Warehouse - 14,069
2015 - Native American Cultural Center - 12,849

Cline Library - EB O&M - Pending

Older LEED Certified Buildings:

Platinum
Applied Research and Development Building (ARD) - Platinum, 59,623

Gold
2007 - Engineering Building - 89,979
2007 - W.A. Franke College of Business - 108,016
2010 - Extended Campuses student service center - 29,234

Silver
2010 - South Recreation Fields - 4,500

http://nau.edu/Facility-Services/Planning/Building-Green/


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:
0 Square Feet

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

All new construction must shoot for LEED Gold.

LEED Certified Buildings:
Applied Research and Development Building (ARD) - Platinum, 59,623
International Pavilion - Platinum, 9,500

W.A. Franke College of Business - Gold, 108,016
Extended Campuses student service center - Gold, 29,234
Engineering Building - Gold, 89,979
Science and health Building - Gold, 120,000
Student and Academic Services - Gold, 94,000
Aquatic & Tennis Center - Gold, 122,000
Health and Learning Center - Gold, 257,000

South Recreation Fields - Silver, 4,500
Hotel and Restaurant Management - Silver, 14,601 (Existing Building)
Liberal Arts Building - Silver, 57,846 (Existing Building)
Residence Life Warehouse - Silver, 14,069
Native American Cultural Center - Silver, 12,849

Cline Library - EB O&M - Pending


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

NAU builds to a minimum of LEED Gold for all new projects. In addition, the energy points in the LEED system are being added as technical standards for the university to ensure that all new buildings on campus are as energy efficient as possible.


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