Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Nathan King
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Western Colorado University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Bryce Hanna
Operations Manager
Department of Facilities
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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:

The following facilities received LEED BD+C certification within the last 5 years:
WSCU University Center
Pinnacles Apartments
Mountaineer Field House
Taylor Hall

+ Date Revised: March 3, 2016

Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
454801 Square Feet
+ Date Revised: March 3, 2016

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) ---
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 194709 Square Feet
+ Date Revised: March 3, 2016
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 189025 Square Feet
+ Date Revised: March 3, 2016
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) ---

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:
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Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations:
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Floor area of building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but NOT certified:
0 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
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The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
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A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

A building list can be found in OP-3. While we do not have formal building guidelines, since becoming an ACUPCC signatory, all buildings have been LEED. We currently have one building, Quigley, being renovated and it will be LEED when complete.


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

Julie Feier, Western's CFO & VP of Facility Services, works with architects and construction crews to ensure that practices align with LEED guidelines.


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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