|Submission Date||Jan. 28, 2011|
University of South Florida
OP-2: Building Design and Construction
Office of Sustainability
New building space that meets "Eligible Buildings Criteria":
New building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but not LEED certified:
New building space that is LEED Certified :
New building space that is LEED Silver certified:
New building space that is LEED Gold certified :
New building space that is LEED Platinum certified:
The website URL where a copy of the institution's guidelines or policies for green building is available :
An electronic copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date(s) the policies or guidelines were adopted:
A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:
Through the use of the Florida Energy Code, USF has implemented standards in building insulation values for walls, roofs, windows, motor and equipment efficiencies, mechanical systems insulation and controls for both HVAC and lighting. Life cycle cost analysis and FLACOM (Florida Commercial Building Energy Computational Program) are required as part of the Building Construction Document process.
Facilities Planning and Construction has hired commissioning services on Magnolia Hall and the new Patel Center for Global Solutions, and is currently procuring one for the SE Plant. Commissioning is now a requirement for all new and renovated projects; this includes the new Interdisciplinary Sciences building, Music, the Wellness Center, and the Athletics Basketball Center.