Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Shane Stennes
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2015
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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
1.41 / 3.00 August Horner
Sustainability Student Asst
Office of Sustainability
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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:

LEED for New Construction: LEED® is a third-party verification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council that strives to improve a building's performance in the areas of energy conservation, water, emissions reduction, indoor quality, and resource use. LEED® is one of the foremost sustainable building programs currently in existence and has quickly been adopted as a sustainable building tool by many in the public and private sector.
TCF Bank Stadium - LEED Silver
Science Teaching and Student Services - LEED Gold


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
1,940,289 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) 545,351 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 121,714 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 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

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 0 Square Feet
4th Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

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:
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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:
1,273,224 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
May 1, 2013

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

Minnesota B3 Guidelines: The B3 Guidelines are sustainable building guidelines for major renovations and new buildings that are funded by state monies. The Guidelines are mandated by the Minnesota Legislature and focus on energy efficiency and conservation, material costs, operating costs, building occupant well-being and productivity, and the quality of the natural environment. Since many buildings at the University are at least partially funded by the State, most new buildings and major renovations are required to follow the B3 Guidelines. More info at http://www.b3mn.org/

Sample of buildings:
University Recreation Center, Northrop Auditorium, 17th Avenue Residence Hall


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

All new building projects and major renovations receiving state funding are required to meet the B3 guidelines. Projects are reviewed throughout design and construction by B3 team, project managers, designers, and other stakeholders. B3 compliance is tracked through the State of Minnesota's B3 Tracking Tool http://www.msbgtracking.com/Login.aspx


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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