Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.00
Liaison Mindy Granley
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Minnesota, Duluth
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.72 / 3.00 Mindy Granley
Sustainability Director
UMD Office of Sustainability
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
162791 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 96594 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):
66197 Square Feet

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
100

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

LEED buildings at UMD in the past 5 years include:
Ianni Hall (SILVER - 96,594 sq ft)
Heikkila Chemistry and Advanced Materials (MN State B3 Sustainable Building Energy Standards Guidelines - Certified - 66,197 sq. All state bonded projects must follow these guidelines to meet the energy standards laid out by B3. The energy standards for all projects built after 2015 will be 70 percent lower than that of the average building.)

Major renovations (Cina Hall, Superior Dining) also followed B3 Certification Guidelines, but were not included here as they did not add additional space on campus.

More information on Green Buildings at UMD at:
http://www.d.umn.edu/sustainability/campus-initiatives/buildings/green-buildings


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:
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A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
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The green building guidelines or policies:
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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 B3 Guidelines are applied to the design of new buildings or renovations to meet sustainability goals for site, water, energy, indoor environment, materials and waste. The B3 Guidelines are required on all projects that receive general obligation bond funding from the State of Minnesota. The guidelines can also be used on a voluntary basis on any project. By using the B3 Guidelines, projects will automatically be applying the SB 2030 Energy Standard. After design, during the building occupancy period, the building will also use the B3 Benchmarking tool to track and compare actual energy use and the B3 Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) to survey occupants on the indoor environmental quality of the building.


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

B3 is incorporated in to the University's design and construction standards, which are incorporated in to all design, engineering and contractor contracts.

University of MN Building Codes are located at:
http://www.buildingcodedivision.umn.edu/codes/index.htm

B3 Guidelines online at:
https://www.b3mn.org/guidelines/


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