Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.43
Liaison Wesley Enterline
Submission Date Nov. 13, 2018
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STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00 Wesley Enterline
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning and Management
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
38175 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 0 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 0 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:
0

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

Sustainable Facilities Standards: https://doa.wi.gov/DFDM_Documents/MasterSpecs/Sustainability/Sustainable%20Facilities%20Standards.pdf

No ratings systems were used. The Wisconsin Division of State Facilities issued the Sustainable Facilities Standards as a guide to use for all new construction of state-owned facilities on campus. These conform with LEED Silver specifications.


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:
38175 Square Feet

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

https://doa.wi.gov/Pages/DoingBusiness/Sustainability.aspx

Building Commission Sustainable Facilities Policy

Purpose

It is the policy of the State Building Commission to be a leader in improving the overall quality and performance of state facilities and to minimize the total cost of occupancy. The Building Commission adopts this Policy to promote the planning, improvement and management of state facilities in a sustainable manner that:

- Promote the effective use of existing state space
- Respects the larger environmental and social context into which they fit
- Promotes human health, comfort and performance
- Conserves natural resources and reduces detrimental effects on the environment
- Ensures energy efficiency
- Considers the life-cycle cost of initiatives

Policy

The Department of Administration shall develop and implement guidelines and minimum standards to incorporate environmentally responsible and sustainable concepts and practices into the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of all state facilities. These guidelines and minimum standards shall include, but not be limited to: establishing performance criteria in the following categories: portfolio management, sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, adaptive use and preservation of existing buildings, indoor environmental quality, construction waste and recycling, operation and maintenance, and purchasing of furniture, fixtures and equipment.

The Department shall report annually on the implementation of this policy and shall annually recognize the projects that most successfully contribute to the development of sustainable state facilities.


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:

Sustainable Facilities Standards: https://doa.wi.gov/DFDM_Documents/MasterSpecs/Sustainability/Sustainable%20Facilities%20Standards.pdf

The Building Commission Sustainable Facilities Policy, and Division of State Facilities (DSF) Sustainable Facilities Standards prescribe the minimum sustainable requirements for state construction and leased facilities and they apply to all DSF projects without exception, regardless of size or budget. The fundamental purpose is to improve the overall quality and usability of state owned and leased facilities and optimize monetary, material, environmental and human resources.

The Building Commission Sustainable Facilities Policy sets goals and direction. It does not prescribe a level of “performance”, but makes reference to and relies upon “guidelines and minimum standards”. DSF developed the Sustainable Facilities Guidelines and Minimum Standards following the Building Commission policy statement and prescribed how the Policy was to be implemented.

DSF already had policies, guidelines and standards established in the areas of energy conservation, air quality, water conservation, daylighting, recycling construction waste, use of recycled materials, commissioning, erosion control or within the DSF master specifications. Wisconsin Statues and DSF policy and procedures also address sustainability. In some cases, there were conflicts within our policies and standards. This became an opportunity to align everything, eliminate discrepancies and make our standards clearer. The standards are employed in concert with Agency program and technical requirements for the project, along with other DSF Design Guidelines, Energy Issues and Policies and are neither subservient nor supersede them. Many requirements will apply to larger projects with multiple systems and components. Utility, maintenance and other smaller projects may incorporate only a few applicable standards to ensure a durable, sustainable design and construction.

Conserve Wisconsin and Executive Order 145 requires state owned and leased properties to be operated in a sustainable manner so if LEED Certification is sought, LEED EB Certification should be pursued by the Agency for measuring and reporting energy usage and conserving resources.

Buildings included in this credit that were subject to enhanced sustainability guidelines include Hyland Hall, Drumlin Hall, Fischer Hall, Wellers Hall, the Arey-Fricker Link, and Chrisman Success Center.


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

Accountability for Sustainability

The Division of State Facilities is accountable for implementing the sustainability policies of the State of Wisconsin Building Commission and for reporting on the results of these policies. Capital project and capital project portfolio performance information will be provided at least two times each year to the Commission. Meeting the sustainability guidelines of the Building Commission requires verification at several steps in the process of preparing and implementing capital projects.

Verification during Project Design

The division will include reporting information in design reports regarding the sustainability of capital projects using the reporting templates approved by the Commission. For projects that do not require design reports, verification will take place through the approved reporting templates approved by the Commission for such projects. The division will also report on overall portfolio performance.

Verification during Project Construction

The division will measure and include reporting information regarding the sustainability of capital projects achieved during construction using the reporting templates approved by the Commission. The division will also report on overall portfolio performance.

Verification following Construction

The division will include data collected and verified from commissioning, post occupancy, and operation periods year 1, year 2, then transition to operating reporting using the reporting templates approved by the Commission. The division will also report on overall portfolio performance.

Reporting on Construction Results

The division will include data and information on construction related items, such as recycling, avoidance of waste, and use of materials using the reporting templates approved by the Commission. The division will also report on overall portfolio performance.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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New construction projects for this credit include Arey-Fricker Link (19,835 square feet) and Chrisman Success Center (18,340 square feet).

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