|Submission Date||Feb. 20, 2013|
All new buildings and major renovations must comply with standards established by NC Senate Bills 668 and 1946. These established a new Sustainable, Energy Efficient Buildings Program, with specific energy and water efficiency requirements for major new and renovated State-funded facilities that enter their schematic design phase on or after August 8,2008. These requirements have been incorporated into State construction requirements (http://www.nc-sco.com/documents/guidelines/EEREPORT.pdf).
The State Sustainability Policy also includes a section on new construction: "Design and Construction: Capital
project planning and construction processes shall meet statutory energy and water efficiency requirements and
deliver energy, water, and materials efficient buildings and grounds that minimize the impact on and/or enhance
the site and provide good indoor environmental quality for occupants."
UNCG’s Design and Construction Guidelines, General Design Standards state: ”Designers shall consider long-term durability and maintainability when selecting and specifying materials and equipment. The University is a permanent facility and as such "first cost" should not be the prime consideration in specifications. When appropriate, "life-cycle" costs should be the determining factor.” These guidelines complement the state
All designers are required to design new and renovated buildings in accordance with these guidelines. The
professional design staff reviews the design documents and monitors the construction to ensure all guidelines
and policies are followed. Either the design consultant or a member of the FDC staff submits the templates to
USGBC for certification on those projects seeking LEED certification. UNCG has 6 LEED APs and 2 LEED
Green Associates on staff.
School of Education Building
- Guilford Residence Hall (Renovation)
- Mary Foust Residence Hall (Renovation)
- Jefferson Suites Residences (New Construction)
- Baseball Locker Room and Training Facility (New Construction)
- Dining Hall (Phase 1 of renovation)
- Quad Residence Halls (7 buildings, renovation)
Information for this credit was received from Fred Patrick, Director of Facilities Design and Construction at UNCG.
See also: Sustainable Energy Efficient Buildings report from the North Carolina State Construction Office:
Note: Another recently completed building has been registered with USGBC and is scheduled to receive LEED certification in the next few months.
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