Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.14
Liaison Jeff Spoelstra
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Western Michigan University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.32 / 3.00 Devon Miller
Building Specialist
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
646,487 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 53,079 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 485,777 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 26,089 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 11,713 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:
89.20

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:

Heritage Hall- Platinum
Sangren Hall- Gold
Western Heights -Gold
VDC- Gold
Brown Hall - Certified
Legacy Collections Center - Certified
Health and Human Services - Gold
Lee Honors College - Silver
Chemistry - Silver
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


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:
69,829 Square Feet

A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
The green building guidelines or policies:
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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) No
Building-level water metering No

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 programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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