|Submission Date||March 13, 2017|
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
OP-4: Building Design and Construction
|2.55 / 3.00||
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||9960 Square Feet|
|LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system||319797 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):
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:
USFSP certified our newly constructed buildings through USGBC's LEED standards under the Building Design and Construction rating system. Any new construction building must meet LEED Gold standards and any newly renovated building must meet LEED Silver standings.
University Student Center- Gold
Science & Technology Building- Gold
Kate Tiedemann College of Business- Gold
Poynter Biology Labs- Platinum (will be awarded 5/1/17)
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:
Beginning with our newly updated campus master plan (2016-2026), any newly constructed building must meet a minimum of LEED Gold certification, whereas any newly remolded existing structure must meet a minimum of LEED silver certification. Currently we do not have any LEED Operations and Maintenance policies.
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 USFSP Master Plan includes policies and guidlines covering the following areas energy consumption, building-level energy metering, usage of environmentally, preferable materials, indoor environmental quality, water consumption, building-level water metering.
Architectural design for USFSP will allocate an agenda of sustainable design
principles. The benefits of this practice will challenge the collaboration of the design
process and deliver an accountable construction program. Technical performance projection need to be verified long after buildings are constructed. Sustainable design
will not only save water and energy but will also administer a higher standard of indoor
air quality. USFSP shall set a good example in the community by provision of healthy indoor environments for its students and faculty.
Per 2008 Florida Statute 255.2575 all state universities shall be constructed to meet the
United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design (LEED) Rating System, the Green Building Initiative’s Green Globe Rating System, the Florida Green Building Coalition Standards, or a nationally recognized, high
performance green building rating system as approved by the Department of Management Services. At a minimum USFSP will require a gold certification per USGBC benchmark.
A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:
The policies in the Master Plan apply to the entire institution and all departments are responsible for making sure they are following policies that apply to their work.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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