|Submission Date||Feb. 15, 2018|
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
OP-4: Building Design and Construction
|2.50 / 3.00||
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||512008 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):
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:
UCCS utilizes the USGBC's LEED program to certify all newly-constructed buildings and major renovations.
Recreation Center Addition - 2015 - LEED Gold - 47,940 GSF
Eldora Residence Hall - 2012 - LEED Gold - 34,304 GSF
Copper Residence Halls -2012 - LEED Gold - 33,294 GSF
Lane Center - 2013 - LEED Gold - 54,419 GSF
Academic Office Building - 2013 - LEED Gold - 40,712 GSF
Village at Alpine Valley -VAV - La Plata - 2015 - LEED Gold - 47,980 GSF
VAV - Cucharas - 2015 - LEED Gold - 56,300 GSF
VAV - San Juan - 2016 - LEED Gold - 69,447 GSF
VAV - Roaring Fork Dining Hall - 2015 - LEED Gold - 35,612
ENT Center for the Arts - 2017 LEED Gold - 92,000
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:
This project was the Alpine Garage and Field for which there was no LEED certification system available. Green building guidelines, including LEED were used and results included LED lights, occupancy and daylight sensors, night sky lighting accommodations, a 40kW photovoltaic system and the innovative use of land of putting a playing field on top of a parking garage to save development of land.
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:
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, as long as there is a LEED certification available for the type of building.
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 advocates 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 programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Campus Design Guidelines
Campus Construction Standards
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.