Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Kristina Bryan
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2015
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Saint Louis University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
-- Expired David Florek
Director
Facilities Planning & Construction

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Currently no formal green building guidelines or policy documentation is available. However, Facilities Planning & Construction is committed to creating a campus that maintains the historical integrity of campus buildings and work closely with University administration to ensure capital projects and departmental requests efficiently serve the University’s long-range goals.

The department aims to promote sustainability through conservation of resources, increased efficiency, and reduction of waste generated. To that end, an integrated design approach is utilized during the early stages of planning for cost avoidance. Some standards used in projects include: adaptive reuse of existing structures, provision of alternative transportation options, installation of cool roofs to reduce heat island effect, low flow plumbing fixtures, efficient lighting (LED and CFL fixtures), occupancy sensors and/or dimming systems, variable frequency drives (VFDs), window tinting, building management system (Johnson Controls Metasys), water line insulation, water bottle filling stations, C&D waste recycling, eco-friendly carpet tile, carbon dioxide sensors, and natural lighting techniques.

In addition, SLU's medical center campus does feature the Doisy Research Center, which was awarded LEED NC Final Certification in June 2007. It is a state-of-the-art research facility equipped with an energy-efficient heating and cooling system and furnished with recycled steel, concrete, carpeting, and materials from rapidly renewable sources such as bamboo and cork. The facility also includes a green roof; bike racks, showers, and locker rooms for people who ride their bicycles to work.

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