Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.27
Liaison Suchi Daniels
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of South Florida (Tampa)
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.15 / 3.00 Barbara S. Donerly, RA, AICP, LEED AP
Assistant Director
Facilities Planning
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
613,623 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 313,288 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 223,481 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 76,854 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:
100

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

Green Building Rating System: LEED BD + D & LEED CI (Morsani only) USF Sun Dome LEED Silver 223,481 USF Health Morsani Center for Advanced Health Care 5th & 6th Floor LEED CI Certified 71,814 Chowdari Golf Practice Facility LEED Certified 5,040 Interdisciplinary Science Building I LEED NC Gold 238,500 Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center For Global Solutions LEED NC Gold 74,788


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 :
The green building guidelines or policies:

All major projects strive to achieve a minimum level of LEED Silver Certification to demonstrate the University’s commitment to sustainability and energy conservation. Design & Construction works collaboratively with the Planning department to integrate the sustainability best practices into the process throughout the design and construction of capital improvement projects.


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 policy states that the university to "Establish a LEED Silver standard for New Buildings and Existing Buildings as funds allow". USF pursues a minimum of silver standard in its new buildings. This is part of a broader policy to improve the sustainability of of the campus.

Green Building Rating System:
USF Sun Dome LEED Silver 223,481
USF Health Morsani Center for Advanced Health Care 5th & 6th Floor LEED CI Certified 71,814
Chowdari Golf Practice Facility LEED Certified 5,040
Interdisciplinary Science Building I LEED NC Gold 238,500
Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center For Global Solutions LEED NC Gold 74,788


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.

Commissioning is now a requirement for all new and major renovated projects.


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