Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 82.53
Liaison Pierre Lemay
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Universite Laval
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00 Pierre Lemay
Development Advisor
Office of the Vice Rector, External and International Affairs and Health
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
554815 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 0 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:
0

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list of certified buildings and ratings:
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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:
554815 Square Feet

A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
The green building guidelines or policies:

The attached document is an example of the functional and technical program the university provides to design professionals as a framework for renovating campus buildings and bringing them up to code. The more detailed document is based on the Design Guide formally adopted by the university, and which has provided the framework for all construction and renovation projects at the university for the last five years. See the full version of the design guide here: http://wiki.si.ulaval.ca/index.php/Guide_De_Conception


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:

Impacts on the surrounding site: To supplement the information in the Design Guide, which covers topics like tree removal, directives are also set out in the Université Laval Campus Master Plan for Land Use and Development and the Université Laval Campus Master Plan for Natural Heritage. Both documents were drafted by CAMEO (Development and Implementation Committee). CAMEO is an advisory committee that issues development project guidelines to the university.
https://www.cameo.ulaval.ca/files/content/sites/cameo/files/documents/Fichiers site web/Documents de planification/Plan_directeur.pdf
https://www.cameo.ulaval.ca/files/content/sites/cameo/files/documents/Fichiers site web/Documents de planification/2013-09-30_Plan_directeur_patrimoine_naturel_BR.pdf

Energy consumption: The Design Guide states all projects must comply with the university’s energy efficiency program.

Building-level energy metering: According to the Design Guide, all energy sources (electricity, cold water, steam) must be fitted with meters and connected to the university’s control system.

Usage of environmentally preferable materials: The Design Guide includes provisions on various materials, including paint which must be eco-friendly acrylic latex with no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Indoor environmental quality: The ASHERAE standards 62.1 on indoor environmental quality are mandatory in the Code du bâtiment du Québec (building code) and are extremely high. Consequently, Université Laval does not need to add any further guidelines. The standards specify, for example, minimum ventilation rates and other measures for new and existing buildings, intended to provide indoor air quality that is acceptable to human occupants and that minimizes adverse health effects.

Water consumption: As an example, the Design Guide states that all buildings must have an adequate number of accessible drinking-water fountains (connected to the municipal supply), in key locations. The guide also states that low-flow plumbing fixtures should be used.

Building-level water metering: The Design Guide states that all tap-water systems must include magnetic water meters with remote digital display.


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

To ensure compliance with all general provisions in the Design Guide and the more specific provisions in the functional and technical programs, Université Laval appoints a project manager to supervise work and follow up as needed. Université Laval uses the commissioning process for its projects. This quality assurance process is applied from design to delivery of the work. Université Laval uses ASHERAE Guideline 0.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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