Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.65
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2016
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.15 / 3.00 Michael Stifter
Director
Facilities Mgmt.
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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:

Jesse H. Ames Suites (Ames Suites) opened in Fall 2012 and is the newest residence hall on the UWRF campus. In 2013 it was awarded LEED-NC v2009 Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), details linked here:
http://www.usgbc.org/projects/uwrf-jesse-h-ames-suites
http://www.gbig.org/activities/leed-1000004450


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
300,000 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) 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 80,000 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:
146,056 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
Sept. 26, 2013

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

Buildings built since the State's DOA's adoption of green building guidelines include Jesse H. Ames Residence Hall (80,000 square feet). Buildings built just prior that were driven by similar policies include the University Center (146,056 square feet) and South Fork Suites. Major renovations or recommissioning building projects include Kleinpell Fine Arts and the Wyman Education Building or approximately 120,000 square feet.

Construction is currently underway on the new $63M Falcon Center which will incorporate academic, athletic, and campus recreation programs. This facility is also being renovated and constructed to LEED standards, but LEED certification is not expected. The 300,000 sq ft noted above includes the renovation of and addition to Hunt-Knowles (Mike Stifter).


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

AE Teams are expected to be familiar with and in compliance with the State of Wisconsin's green building design principles. The campus also has LEED certified staff on its Facilities Management staff.


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

The Jesse H. Ames South Fork Suites Addition was completed in 2012, and is LEED Gold certified.

The University Center was designed and constructed in accordance with LEED-Silver guidelines as of 2005/2006, but was not certified due to non-compliance with ASHRAE ventilation guidelines. The UC contains 146,056 square feet of space.

Note the Falcon Center in 2016's report.

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