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Submission Date July 22, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Western Michigan University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Conn Macomber
Director
Projects/Construction Division
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

WMU utilizes the US Green Building Councils LEED rating System, NC-2009. WMU buildings which have been certified and their subsequent certification include:

Brown Hall - Certified
Legacy Collections Center - Certified
Health and Human Services - Gold
Lee Honors College - Silver
Chemistry - Silver
Sangren Hall - Gold
Western View Apartments Phase I - Certified
Western View Apartments Phase 2 - Certified
Richmond Center for the Visual Arts - Not Certified
South Kohrman Hall - Not Certified
College of Engineering - Not Certified


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
1402889 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) 284390 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 92668 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 406232 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 ---
Mid-Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

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 ---
4th Highest Level ---
Mid-Level ---
2nd Highest Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

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:
619599 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
April 26, 2011

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

WMU utilizes the US Green Building Council LEED Rating System on all newly constructed facilities and renovation of existing facility projects. Design professionals engaged by WMU are directed to adhere to said guidelines. Project reviews are conducted at each phase using the LEED checklist.


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

WMU utilizes the US Green Building Councils LEED Rating System NC-2009 as an expectation for building performance on all new facility construction and renovation projects.


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

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