|Submission Date||Jan. 26, 2017|
|1.91 / 3.00||
Mgr. Env. Policy and Sustainability
Facilities and Services
|Certified Floor Area|
|LEED BD+C Platinum or at the highest achievable level under another rating system||0 Square Feet|
|LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system||249,425 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||188,927 Square Feet|
|LEED BD+C Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system||0 Square Feet|
NMSU uses the LEED rating system. The following buildings were certified between January 2014 and Dec. 31, 2016:
Center of the Performing Arts - Gold Certification
Barnes and Nobles Bookstore - Gold Certification
Chamisa Village Phase Two - Gold Certification
NMDA Addition and Remodel - Gold Certification
Health and Social Services Annex - Gold Certification
American Indian Student Center - Silver Certification
Undergraduate Learning Center - Silver Certification
Pete Domenici Institute for Public Policy - Silver Certification
Jett Hall/Jett Annex Renovations and Additions - Silver Certification
Other than our LEED Silver requirement our Facilities and Services department have policies in each shop (plumbing, HVAC, grounds, etc.) for using low-flow fixtures, variable speed fans, drip systems, etc. Our Facilities and Services department is very dedicated to sustainable construction, renovation, and upgrades.
|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)||Yes|
|Building-level water metering||No|
Depending on the project and scope of renovations, we may not go for LEED certification. Instead, we still require the architect and contractor to build to LEED Silver standards whenever possible.
Following is a list of buildings that meet the above declaration:
Corbett Center Student Union Renovation
Corbett Center Student Union Dining Services Renovation
Gerald Thomas Hall/Academy of Wine Renovation
NMSU Spiritual Center
Tejada Building Room 102 Renovation
Aggie Memorial Stadium Sky box
Women's Swim Team Locker/Shower Room Renovation
Football Locker Room Renovation
Satellite Chilled Water Plant
On January 16, 2006, Bill Richardson, Governor of the State of New Mexico, signed Executive Order #2006-001 requiring all Executive Branch state agencies, including the Higher Education Department, adopt the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System.
In addition to complying with the Executive Order, New Mexico State University will design and construct all new building and renovation projects to meet the USGBC guidelines for a minimum of LEED “Silver” certification.
New projects that are unable to achieve a minimum LEED Silver certification and do not involve enough changes to the buildings will still be designed and constructed using the U.S. Green Building Council’s guidelines for LEED criteria as a framework for making decisions related to sustainable design. Every new construction project will be commissioned by a third party commissioning agent to ensure that the building is built accordingly and operates according to the design parameters.
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.