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Liaison Jennifer McLaughlin
Submission Date March 31, 2016
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South Dakota State University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Luke Ganschow
Energy Conservation Engineer
Facilities and Services
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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:

Dykhouse Student Center: LEED Gold
McCrory Gardens Visitor and Education Center: LEED Silver
Jackrabbit Village Residence Halls: LEED Silver
Jackrabbit Grove Residence Halls: LEED Silver
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Addition: LEED Silver
Dairy Microbiology Laboratory: LEED Silver

Achieved After Performance Year End:
Architecture, Mathematics, & Engineering: LEED Silver
Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex: LEED Silver


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
695778 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) ---
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 399823 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 29216 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) ---

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::
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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:
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Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations:
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Floor area of building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but NOT certified:
249745 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
July 1, 2009

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

House Bill 1029 of the 2015 legislative session contains revisions to the original Senate Bill 188 of the 2008 session.
2008 Bill - http://legis.sd.gov/docs/legsession/2008/Bills/SB188ENR.pdf
2015 Bill - http://legis.sd.gov/docs/legsession/2015/Bills/HB1029ENR.pdf


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

As a part of South Dakota's state system, South Dakota State University is required to comply with state laws. SDSU has integrated the requirement for high performance building certification into its Design Standards.

Sustainable Design Standards: LEED Silver Requirement http://www.sdstate.edu/facserv/upload/Sec_02CodesandRegulations.pdf


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

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