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Submission Date April 22, 2016
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kevin Adkins
Sustainability Officer
Vice Chancellor for Administration
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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:

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for their project.


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
229827 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) 199559 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 30268 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 0 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 ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

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:
0 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
Jan. 23, 2006

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

A popular concept currently is “Green” construction, as defined by the Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED) from the United States Green Building Council. In general, good
architectural and engineering designs plan the building to work within the site and environment.
Special emphasis is placed upon the use of recycled materials, new materials that are recyclable
at the end of the useful life, and use of locally produced materials. Energy-efficient materials and
practice are an integral part of the building design. Life-cycle costs of proposed products and
solutions are to be reviewed and will be considered as part of the decision making process by the
University. The building (new, addition, or renovation) must be LEED Certifiable, that is, designed
in conjunction with the LEED point system so that the University, should it so choose, could have
the building formally certified.


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

The project architect submits all necessary data to USGBC in order to certify building.


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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