Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 26.10
Liaison Rachael Budowle
Submission Date April 29, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wyoming
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 3.00 Rachael Budowle
Campus Sustainability Committee Chair
Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
449840 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:

Not applicable


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:
240949 Square Feet

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

The UW Design Guidelines and the UW Construction Standards. The UW Design Guidelines are intended to serve as a resource for design professionals to facilitate the
planning and design of UW facilities. The UW Construction Standards are intended to convey technical requirements for the design of new and renovated facilities.

The University of Wyoming adopted the LEED requirements as it green code for new and renovated buildings. The UW Design Guidelines requires that all new construction and major renovations project must be designed and constructed to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standards. LEED prescribes the design requirements to minimize the impact on Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials, and Indoor Environmental Quality. Learn more about LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.


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:

The thermal performance of facility components shall meet the standards listed in ASHRAE 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-rise Residential Buildings. Ventilation requirements shall be per the latest version of ASHRAE 62.1.UW routinely utilizes building materials from demolished buildings, passive solar design, low-flow water fixtures, and low-emitting materials.

As part of the Climate Commitment, UW’s major capital facilities projects that are designed and built to LEED Silver standards:
Half Acre Gymnasium (2015) – Anticipated Gold certification
Michael B. Enzi STEM Laboratory Facility (2015) -Anticipated Silver certification
Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center (2014) -Anticipated Silver certification
Energy Innovation Center (2013) – Anticipated Silver certification


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

Regardless of whether or not the UW decides to pursue LEED certification, the Architect shall be responsible for providing documentation compatible with that required for the LEED prerequisites and credits for the project.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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