|Submission Date||March 13, 2019|
University of Miami
OP-4: Building Design and Construction
|2.06 / 3.00||
Environmental Health and Safety
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||47000 Square Feet|
|LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system||235125 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||169147 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:
The US Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Building Rating System, which establishes guidelines and evaluated environmental sustainability of buildings, will be the design and measurement standard. Specifically:
All new buildings shall be designed and constructed in a manner to attempt to reach a minimum standard of LEED Silver rating.
Projects will strive to achieve a higher level than LEED Silver whenever possible.
Major renovation of existing buildings where major portions or floors of the facility and infrastructure are upgraded shall be designed and constructed in a manner to attempt to reach a minimum standard of LEED Silver rating.
Minor renovations shall follow good sustainable design practices and shall comply with the University of Miami Building Component Standards.
University of Miami Building Component Standards shall be updated regularly to include the latest Green Building components and standards as deemed acceptable by Design and Construction and Physical Plant. All projects shall follow the standards whenever possible.
Contractors and Architects shall employ, whenever possible, LEED accredited staff to assist in the management and documentation of design and construction activities for LEED certification.
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:
Sustainable Building Policy
In support of the University's commitment to a high level of environmental stewardship and social values, it is the policy of the University of Miami's Design and Construction Department to plan, design, construct, manage, renovate and maintain it facilities in a sustainable manner. This policy applies to all new construction and all major renovations. Al projects shall consider sustainability issues including site design, water and energy efficiency, the use of products and materials that minimize environmental impact and indoor air quality. All contractors, Architects and other vendors shall be required to participate in this team effort to minimize the impact of University construction projects on the environment.
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:
The principal purposes of these Building Standards are to ensure that the University’s buildings, grounds and infrastructure, be of a quality control standard consistent with the upper echelon of higher education, to implement the University’s commitment to sustainability, and to ensure the life cycle value of the physical campus environment.
A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:
The University hires 3rd party full commissioning agents and sustainability consultants to assist and verify compliance as well as using USGBC programs for verification
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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