Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.90 / 3.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
498417 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 378083 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 120334 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):
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:

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
Alumni Welcome Center, LEED Gold Certification.
Clow Hall has just finished renovations to LEED Silver standards
Reeve Union is under renovation for LEED Silver standards
Fletcher Hall is under renovation for LEED Standard or Silver


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:
216679 Square Feet

A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
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The green building guidelines or policies:

Design, construct and renovate buildings to a rigorous, innovative sustainability standard seeking net-zero buildings.

-Continue to require Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for all new construction with the goal to meet or exceed criteria for Gold Certification
-Explore the potential to pursue a LEED Platinum and/or a net-zero energy building as opportunities arise with sufficient financing available
-Establish specific targets for credits within LEED categories that will result in high performance buildings
-Submit one pilot building for LEED Existing Building certification by 2014 to meet or exceed criteria for Gold Certification
-Require LEED Existing Building certification for 20% of all existing facilities by 2020
-Large renovation projects should at minimum comply with LEED Commercial Interiors or New Construction criteria at the Platinum certification level
-Employ life cycle analysis (LCA) and full-cost accounting to evaluate all human and environmental costs and benefits (especially for negative externalities) over the entire life of each building project
-Monitor the development of other sustainability and energy efficiency related rating systems to include net-zero energy, Passive House. Adopt best practices regarding sustainable building design and construction as they develop
-Consider hosting workshops on green and alternative homes and living spaces to help pass on best practices to student body and the wider community


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:

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 built with LEED guidelines, though not certified:
Student REC and Wellness Center - 112,868 sq ft
Taylor Hall - 95,241 sq ft
Parking Ramp - 7257 sq ft

Other buildings with green significant features:
Albee - 90,749 sq ft, solar thermal
Heating Plant - 24,747 sq ft, solar thermal
Blackhawk Commons - 76,631 sq ft, solar thermal


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 programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The copy of our sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies that is uploaded is from our first sustainability plan written in 2008. Our new plan is online on our sustainability webpage. The link to the updated section is as follows:

http://www.uwosh.edu/sustainability/what-we-do/campus-sustainability-plan/construction-and-major-renovation

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