Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.95
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date June 30, 2016
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Portland State University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.47 / 3.00 Molly Bressers
Program & Outreach Coordinator
Campus Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations?:
Yes or No
LEED or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) Yes
The DGNB system, Green Star, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM, CASBEE, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
The Living Building Challenge 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 of certified buildings and ratings:

Epler Hall (2005), Engineering Building (2006), Broadway (2005), Shattuck Hall (2010), Biology Research Greenhouses (2008), Academic and Student Recreation Center (2010), Lincoln Hall (2011), Science Research & Teaching Center (2011), Collaborative Life Science Building (2014)


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
641,398 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations 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) 453,261 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 188,137 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level ---
Mid-Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level ---
4th Highest Level ---
Mid-Level ---
2nd Highest Level ---
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Floor area of building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but NOT certified:
0 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
May 1, 2014

A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

All buildings are covered by these design standards which include the commitment to build or renovate to LEED Gold or better.


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

All buildings constructed on campus are required to be LEED Gold at minimum, and this commitment is included in our technical design standards.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or green building design and construction guidelines or policies is available:

Since 2002, PSU has focused on designing new buildings and retrofitting and renovating older campus buildings with sustainability in mind. We have a stated commitment to achieving LEED Gold or higher for any new construction/major renovations. Thus, all eligible space (641398 sq ft) were included as meeting the criteria.

Included in this credit:
Platinum
Lincoln Hall, Platinum, 145,000 sq ft, completed 2011.
Collaborative Life Sciences Building 43,137 sq ft (allocated to PSU), completed 2014

Gold
Academic and Student Recreation Center (ASRC) Gold, 237,401 sq ft, completed 2009
Science Research & Teaching Center (SRTC) Gold, 215,860 sq ft, completed 2011.
Gross square footage is used.

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