Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.20
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date March 29, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Ottawa
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.04 / 3.00 Michael Sparling
Manager, FCI and Scheduling
Facilities
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
543652.82 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 443387 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):
0 Square Feet

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
81.56

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

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system that is recognized as the international mark of excellence for green building. In order to qualify, sustainability must be a primary concern in all phases of building design, construction, and operation. LEED certified Green buildings create a healthier working environment for staff and tenants, through better air ventilation and more natural daylight. Green buildings reduce waste, conserve energy, decrease water consumption, and drive innovation.

LEED Certified OR Certification Pending Buildings:
- Faculty of Social Sciences: 25,484 gross square metres (GOLD certification)
- Advanced Research Complex: 14,955 gross square metres (GOLD certification)
- Learning Centre: 14,905 gross square metres (Pending certification)
- STEM: 28,900 gross square metres (Pending 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:
0 Square Feet

A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
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The green building guidelines or policies:

The document is our design construction standards, in which we detail green building requirements.

http://www.uottawa.ca/facilities/sites/www.uottawa.ca.facilities/files/design_construction_guidelines_2016-10-01.pdf


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) No
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 University of Ottawa's design construction guidelines ask that a LEED Silver certification be targeted, as a minimum, for new buildings and major renovations. These guidelines address all construction projects on campus, and set a baseline for how buildings should be constructed for our operations.


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

Since the guidelines are agreed upon in our construction contracts, they are enforced by contract law if our inspections find that the guidelines were not followed.


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