Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.82
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2015
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 3.00 Carolyn Fox
University Architect
Facilities 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:

UCCS utilizes the USGBC's LEED program to certify all newly-constructed buildings and major renovations.
Recreation Center - LEED Gold
Osborne Center for Science and Engineering - LEED Gold
Centennial Hall - LEED Gold
Gallogly Event Center - LEED Gold
Eldora and Copper Residence Halls - LEED Gold


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
366,436 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) 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 366,436 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
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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 ---
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 :
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The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
Sept. 1, 2007

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

Colorado Senate Bill 51-07 - All buildings that receive 25% or more of state funding shall pursue LEED Gold Certification. Since 2007 the campus has extended that goal to all new buildings and major renovations even if there is no state funding.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2007a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/8EFE2CB5022F6CF687257251007C22D3?open&file=051_enr.pdf


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

Our objective is a sustainable infrastructure with buildings that exemplify best practices with regard to sustainable development: materials, energy and water conservation, and occupant health, safety, and well-being. As well, our objective is to provide a sustainability living laboratory -- a learning experience above and beyond the classroom. LEED Gold is assumed at the beginning of projects. The Sustainability Strategic Plan has advocated for LEED Plus, with goals of 40% energy and water savings over baseline buildings.
More of the building projects on campus are utilizing a design build model which allow for better integration of design, construction, and performance.
There is a fiscal line item for state buildings that is designated for high performance buildings.


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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