Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.78
Liaison Jennifer McLaughlin
Submission Date Dec. 9, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

South Dakota State University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.48 / 3.00 Jennifer McLaughlin
Sustainability Intern
Facilities and Services
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
677,272 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 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 260,972 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:
38.53

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

Per state law, all new buildings that meet specific size and cost criteria, must be built to LEED Silver standards.

FY11
Dykhouse Athletic Center – LEED Gold

FY12
Dairy Micro Lab – LEED Silver
Jackrabbit Village – LEED Silver

FY13
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Addition (Daktronics Hall) – LEED Silver

FY14
McCrory Gardens – LEED silver

FY15
Jackrabbit Grove – LEED SIlver

FY16
Architecture, Math, & Engineering – LEED Silver
S-JAC – LEED Silver

FY17
Dykhouse Stadium – LEED Silver

FY18
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FY19 - COMING SOON - waiting for official certification - these numbers were included in the "uncertified projects" section.
Performing Arts Center – LEED Silver
Frost Arena Addition – LEED Silver
Wellness Center Addition – LEED Silver
Harding Hall Renovation – LEED Gold


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:
408,205 Square Feet

A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
The green building guidelines or policies:
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 building programs seek to be in compliance with LEED Silver requirements.


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

All building programs seek to be in compliance with LEED Silver requirements.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Numbers are a sum of 4 years of data (FY16-FY19).

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