|Submission Date||Dec. 10, 2020|
OP-4: Building Design and Construction
|1.63 / 3.00||
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
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||247,000 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||375,000 Square Feet|
|LEED BD+C Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system||660,000 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):
Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list of certified buildings and ratings:
From FY2013 - FY2017, the following buildings are LEED Certified under LEED BD+C: Morgan Hall (Certified), Montgomery Avenue Parking Structure (Silver) and the Science Education Research Center (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:
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:
standards & metrics
• LEED Gold for all new buildings or comply with ASHRAE 90.1-
2010 energy code.
• 30% of LEED Credits will come from Energy and Atmosphere
• Buildings not pursuing LEED shall target a 30% reduction in
energy use below ASHRAE 90.1-2010. These buildings shall
also be commissioned.
• All design teams shall utilize LEED professionals.
• All new appliances and equipment shall be Energy Star rated.
A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:
The aforementioned building projects have been submitted to the USGBC for LEED certification. The USGBC provides for an independent, third party verification of green building design and construction guidelines and policies.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Includes buildings completed in FY2013 - FY2019
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