|Submission Date||March 1, 2019|
University of Richmond
OP-4: Building Design and Construction
|2.11 / 3.00||
Director of Sustainability
Office for Sustainability
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||0 Square Feet|
|LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system||120,315 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||195,087 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 University of Richmond is recognized for our commitment to improving the sustainability performance of our buildings. All new buildings constructed on campus are required to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver status or better. LEED requirements influence the design, building, and maintenance of buildings to provide a safe and healthy workspace while minimizing impact on land, air, and water.
There are now 14 LEED certified buildings on campus and 1 more under review.
LEED Certified Buildings
- Carole Weinstein International Center (LEED Gold, 2015)
- Gateway Village Apartments (LEED Silver, 2016)
- Heilman Center Addition (Certified, 2009)
- Jeter Hall (LEED Silver, 2016)
- Lakeview Hall (LEED Silver, 2013)
- North Court (Under review)
- Queally Center (LEED Gold, 2018)
- Queally Hall (LEED Silver, 2016)
- Richmond Hall (LEED Gold, 2018)
- Robins Stadium (LEED Silver, 2011)
- Thomas Hall (LEED Gold, 2016)
- Weinstein Center for Recreation (LEED Gold, 2010)
- Weinstein Hall (Certified, 2004)
- Westhampton Center (LEED Gold, 2017)
- Westhampton Hall (LEED Silver, 2016)
Associate Vice President for Facilities, Andrew McBride, and Director of Design and Construction, Chuck Rogers, have attained the status of LEED Accredited Professional.
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:
Though there is no written policy for non-major construction projects, Facilities staff follows an ethic of energy efficiency and conservation of natural resources in its practices.
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||No|
|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||No|
A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:
Our Campus Master Plan requires all new construction or major renovation projects to be designed and built using the USGBC's LEED rating system with a goal of scoring Silver or higher. Westhampton Center, Queally Hall, Westhampton Hall, South Campus Apartments (a.k.a. Gateway Village), Jeter Hall, Thomas Hall, Queally Center, and North Court Residence are all registered with the USGBC and are in varying stages of the application process.
A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:
All of our new construction is required to be designed to meet the LEED Silver standards or above. As such, we register all of our new construction projects with the USGBC and apply for LEED Silver (or above) certification or greater once the construction is completed. LEED is first discussed for each project during the design phase and the focus remains through implementation and documentation.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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