Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.06
Liaison Casey Meehan
Submission Date June 15, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Western Technical College
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.62 / 3.00 Amanda McCray
Intern
Sustainability Institute
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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:

All new construction on all campuses must be designed and constructed to meet or exceed the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED™Silver Certification standard. Three of Western La Crosse's buildings are LEED™certified Silver (one more recent addition is anticipated to be Silver certified), one is certified Gold, and one is certified Platinum. In addition, Western owns one certified Passive House.


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
683905 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) 0 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 293020 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 82231 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 123724 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::
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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::
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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:
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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:

Procedures

All New Construction

Western Technical College shall apply a whole-building approach to sustainability in five areas identified by the U.S. Green Building Council as key for its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) certification: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

Western Technical College shall ensure all new construction at all campuses is designed and constructed to meet or exceed the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED™ silver certification standard.

Remodeled Facilities

Western Technical College shall ensure that any renovation at all campuses is designed and constructed to meet or exceed the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED™ silver certification standard.

Western Technical College shall promote LEED™ standards for operation and maintenance of existing buildings at all campuses.

Leased and Rental Properties

Western Technical College shall influence developers of new college-leased properties to use sustainable building practices and work to achieve LEED™ silver certification standards at all campuses.

Western Technical College shall promote LEED™ standards for operation and maintenance of existing rented or leased college buildings at all campuses.


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

The VP of Finance and Operations makes sure all new buildings follow sustainability standards and LEED Silver certification. He is involved in each step of the process.


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

Thanks to the Sustainability Department for providing this information.

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