Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Feb. 13, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Louisville
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Ken Dietz
University Architect
University Planning, Design & Construction
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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:

The following buildings have gained LEED certification:
• 2010 - Clinical & Translational Research Building - LEED Gold new construction $ 136.3 million
• 2010 - Duthie Center for Engineering - LEED Gold renovation $ 5.8 million
• 2011 – Center for Predictive Medicine – LEED Gold new construction $ 35.2 million
• 2012 – School of Dentistry - LEED Silver new construction $ 44.9 million
• 2012 – School of Medicine 55-B Imaging - LEED Silver interior construction $ 5.6 million
• 2012 – School of Business Equine Addition – LEED Silver new construction $ 3.4 million
• 2012 – 600 Building Shelbyhurst – (Foundation) - LEED Certified
• 2013 – Student Recreational Ctr. - LEED Gold new construction $ 37.5 million
• 2014 – Nucleus Building Market St –(Foundation) - LEED Silver shell construction
• 2014 – Soccer Stadium – LEED Silver new construction $ 16 million
• 2014 - Ctr. for Predictive Medicine Addition – LEED Certification $ 9.9 million

Projects currently in design targeted for LEED certification :
• Design – SAC - Renovation east wing - LEED Silver renovation $ 40 million
• Design – Ekstrom Library 1st. renovation – LEED as guidance $ 2.25 million
• Design – Belknap Classroom building – LEED Gold new construction $ 80.5 million
• Design – Pediatric Medical Off. Bldg. – LEED Silver new construction $ 50 million


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
488160 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) 9870 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 221990 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 256300 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:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations:
0 Square Feet

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:
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A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:
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A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:

Pursuant to KRS 56.770-784 and the recently filed administrative regulations, 200 KAR 6:070 High Performance Building Standards, construction and major renovation projects at UofL must adhere to new criteria in the design and construction of such projects.

This new criteria is based on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System for New Construction and Major Renovation 2009 standards, as adopted by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The LEED standard required will vary depending on budgeted project size. For renovation projects where the budget exceeds half the insured value of the building being renovated, such projects are to be considered "major renovation."


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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