Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.36
Liaison Marianella Franklin
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
OP-3: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.26 / 3.00 Gerardo Rodriguez
Asst. VP of Strategic Space Planning
Facilities Planning and Construction
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space:
207,363 Square feet

Floor area of eligible building space designed and built in accordance with published green building codes, policies, and/or rating systems:
Floor area
Certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Platinum or Certified Living Building) 0 Square feet
Certified at the 2nd highest level under a 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Gold) 0 Square feet
Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier, multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., BREEAM Very Good) 0 Square feet
Certified at a step above minimum level under ar 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Silver) 0 Square feet
Certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Certified) 7,702 Square feet
Certified/verified at any level under a multi-attribute, non-GBC rating system for design and construction, a green building code, or a single-attribute rating system for design and construction 0 Square feet
Designed and built in accordance with a multi-attribute green building code, policy, guideline, or rating system, but not certified/verified 199,661 Square feet
Designed and built in accordance with a single-attribute green building code, policy, guideline, or rating system, but not certified/verified 0 Square feet
Total 207,363 Square feet

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
3.71

A list of new construction and major renovation projects that indicates the green building code, policy/guideline, or rating system that applies to each building:
UTRGV abides by the UT System Sustainability Policy (UTS169). The Facilities Management department has a series of preventative maintenance (PM) schedules that are intended to focus on preserving the facilities at an optimal operating condition. The PM schedules consist of daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, and annual activities performed on equipment and building systems. These schedules are managed by a “computerized maintenance management system” (CMMS) that is known as WTMA (Web-based Maintenance Authority). These maintenance schedules not only assure that a building is operating effectively but also enable the equipment to run efficiently. For several years now, it has been our practice to incorporate the industry’s “best practices” into our everyday activities in order to maintain a respectable level of compliance with the university’s sustainability commitment. Some sustainable practices are also related to operating campus buildings in “occupied and un-occupied” modes which allows for energy conservation efforts. Other practices include re-lamping to more efficient lighting (LED lighting and occupancy sensors) and replacing water fixtures with water saving devices.

An inventory of new construction and major renovation projects that indicates the green building code, policy/guideline, or rating system that applies to each building:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s green building design and construction program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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