Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.92
Liaison Ilda Hershey
Submission Date May 15, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Oklahoma State University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.14 / 3.00 Ilda Hershey
Sustainability Coordinator
OSU Physical Plant
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
610,582 Square Feet

Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
12,265 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 0 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 0 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 0 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 12,265 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:
4.02

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

The Student Union is LEED BD+C certified.


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:
20,000 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) No
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:

Building Energy & Environmental Standards are intended to meet both House Bill 3394 (High Performance Buildings) and OSU system-wide energy efficiency and environmental building goals.


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

The goal is to exceed the ASHRAE energy standard for new construction by 20 percent and by 10 percent for major renovations.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently recognized the Student Union as a certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building. The impetus began as a student initiative and evolved into a $65 million renovation, which has given new life to the historic building, the most comprehensive S.U. in the world.

News story about LEED certification: https://news.okstate.edu/articles/communications/2017/student-union-receives-leed-certification.html

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