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Overall Score 68.06
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Submission Date June 18, 2014
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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.65 / 3.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations?:
Yes or No
LEED or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) Yes
The DGNB system, Green Star, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM, CASBEE, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
The Living Building Challenge No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) No

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

Sage Hall, LEED Gold Building Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council
Student Success Center, LEED Silver Building Certification
Horizon Village, LEED Gold Building Certification
The Alumni Welcome Center finished construction in February 2014 and is under review for LEED Gold Certification.
Clow Hall is in the design stage and will be renovated as a


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
2,945,513 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level (e.g. LEED Certified) 0 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 42,819 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 355,826 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level 0 Square Feet
4th Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but NOT certified:
927,391 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
Feb. 2, 2008

A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

At UWO we are committed to green buildings by incorporating elements of energy efficiency design standards on all new construction and applicable renovation projects. The following buildings have been built to LEED standards but were not certified; the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Taylor Hall, and the UWO Parking Garage.

Additionally, UW Oshkosh is subject to the "Sustainable Facilities Standards" maintained by the State of Wisconsin Dept. of State Facilities.

Buildings With Sustainable Features (Not LEED Certified):
Student REC and Wellness Center - 112,868 sq ft
Taylor Hall - 95,241 sq ft
Albee - 90,749 sq ft
Heating Plant - 24,747 sq ft
Blackhawk Commons - 76,631 sq ft
Kolf - 145,570 sq ft
Polk - 200,254 sq ft
Titan Stadium - 21,553 sq ft
Reeve Union - 159,778 sq ft
Parking Ramp


A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:

The University has made it an integral part of the Sustainability Plan and policy that all future renovations and construction will be to LEED Gold Building Certified. The USGBC evaluates all submissions made by the campus.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or green building design and construction guidelines or policies is available:

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