Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.79
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Kentucky University
OP-3: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.40 / 3.00 Cara Walters
Interim Sustainability Coordinator
WKU Office of Sustainability
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space:
513,792 Square Feet

Floor area of eligible building space designed and built in accordance with published green building codes, policies, and/or rating systems:
Floor area
Certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Platinum or Certified Living Building) 0 Square Feet
Certified at the 2nd highest level under a 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Gold) 451,188 Square Feet
Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier, multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., BREEAM Very Good) 0 Square Feet
Certified at a step above minimum level under ar 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Silver) 25,206 Square Feet
Certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Certified) 30,421 Square Feet
Certified/verified at any level under a multi-attribute, non-GBC rating system for design and construction, a green building code, or a single-attribute rating system for design and construction 0 Square Feet
Designed and built in accordance with a multi-attribute green building code, policy, guideline, or rating system, but not certified/verified 6,977 Square Feet
Designed and built in accordance with a single-attribute green building code, policy, guideline, or rating system, but not certified/verified 0 Square Feet
Total 513,792 Square Feet

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
98.64

A list of new construction and major renovation projects that indicates the green building code, policy/guideline, or rating system that applies to each building:

US Green Building Council LEED BD+C Certified Buildings:
Downing Student Union (Gold) 248,757 sq ft
https://www.usgbc.org/projects/downing-student-union

Gary Ransdell Hall (Gold) 119,542 sq ft
https://www.usgbc.org/projects/wku-gary-ransdell-hall

Ogden College Hall (Gold) 82,889 sq ft
https://www.usgbc.org/projects/wku-ogden-college-hall?view=overview

Music Hall (Silver) 25,206 sq ft
https://www.usgbc.org/projects/wku-music-hall

Augenstein Alumni Center (Certified) 30,421 sq ft
https://www.usgbc.org/projects/wku-augenstein-alumni-center?view=overview


An inventory of new construction and major renovation projects that indicates the green building code, policy/guideline, or rating system that applies to each building:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s green building design and construction program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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New construction and renovation in past five years:
DSU (renovation) 248,757
Honors (new)- 66531
Augenstein (new) certified LEED - 30421
Craig - 6977
Ogden Hall - 82,889
Music Recital Hall(renovation) - 25,206

Data provided by GIS expert, Josh Montgomery, of WKU Planning, Design, and Construction.

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