Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.15
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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Western Kentucky University
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Christian Ryan
Sustainability Coordinator
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Endowment size:
143,000,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
206.98 Acres

Mid-size city

IECC climate zone:
4 - Mixed

Gross floor area of building space:
5,187,930 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
171,264 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
23,153 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
70,598 Square Feet

Additional documentation to support the submission :

These operational characteristics reflect data for main campus only. Regional campuses are not included as they are located in various different locales and source energy from alternative providers. For consistency, we will focus on main campus for this submission, as we have for past submissions.

Endowment: This number includes ALL foundation accounts (College Heights, WKU, Hilltopper, etc) as they all support WKU. Information provided by Heather Glass Assistant Director, WKU Foundation.

Square foot and acre area information obtained from Joshua Montgomery, WKU Planning, Design, and Construction. joshua.montgomery@wku.edu
From his email:
Main Campus
Facilities, Education, General - 50 Buildings - 3,782,022 Gross Square Feet

lab space (171,264) is all lab space for main campus, including computer labs.
Other energy intensive space includes all food space and IVS space.

Residence - 15 Buildings - 1,129,565 GSF

These are the buildings on Main Campus which totals 5,187,930 GSF.

Since 2014,the following changes have occurred:

+18,668 GSF for FSH-Gatton Academy
+66,531 GSF for HCIC
+6,977 GSF for Confucius Institute
+4,226 GSF for Chiller Plant (adjustment due to an error found in calculating GSF for CWP)
-72,534 GSF for TCNW
-27,905 GSF for Garrett CC (adjustment due to an error found in calculating GSF for GCC)

Main Campus area is 206.98 Acres

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