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FSU Green Building Initiative


Since 2008, FSU Facilities Design & Construction has been promoting a green building program, targeting a minimum USGBC LEED certification level of Silver. The University strives to certify all projects whose construction value exceeds $2 million; construction which does not meet this threshold or is judged to not meet the minimum USGBC requirements for certification is still required to employ (sustainable) design and construction methods as specified in the University's Design Guidelines and as recommended by the design team.

Facilities Design & Construction utilizes the latest versions of LEED and works continuously to update policy to improve energy and water efficiency, healthy interior and exterior environments, and long building life. Accredited LEED BD+C professionals oversee project certifications, and a database recording previous achievements is maintained for future reference. This documentation includes delineation of the project LEED boundaries and copies of the final certified scorecard, in an effort to preserve the future integrity of the credits accepted by the USGBC. The database, also, serves as a reference for professionals working on new projects on the campus.

As of June 2015, FSU has certified almost 1 million square feet of green buildings.

Interdisciplinary Research and Commercialization Building (IRCB)

LEED (Certification in Progress) (NC v2009)

Expected Completion: 6/15/18
GSF: 208,858

Earth Ocean Atmospheric Sciences Building (EOAS)

LEED (Certification in Progress) (NC v2009)

Expected Completion: 5/30/18
GSF: 140,000

University Housing Replacement Phase 2

LEED (Certification in Progress) (NC v2009)

Expected Completion: 6/1/17
GSF: 208,858

University Housing Replacement Phase 1

LEED (Certification in Progress) (NC v2009)

Completed: 2015
GSF: 208,858

Green building features:

  • Promotes community connectivity by locating project within 1/4 mile of diverse community services
  • Reduces use of personal automobiles by promoting access to public transportation and reduced parking
  • Low flow fixtures reduce water use
  • Green power
  • Provides controllability of lighting and thermal comfort systems for user comfort
  • Provides day-lighting and views for most spaces

Honors Scholars Fellows House

LEED Silver (Pending) (NC v2009)

Completed: 2013
GSF: 38,000

Green building features:

  • Low-flow fixtures reduced water usage by 30%
  • Energy recovery system utilizing enthalpy wheels to optimize energy performance
  • Diverted 75% of construction waste from landfill
  • Promotes daylighting and views throughout building
  • Maximizes open space
  • Roof reflects solar heat gain
  • Low emitting finishes and construction materials

Wellness Center

LEED Certified (Pending) (NC v2009)

Completed: 2012
GSF: 178,133

Green building features:

  • Energy efficient light fixtures with occupancy sensors
  • Recovery units included in mechanical system
  • Building water use reduced by 30% via low-flow fixtures
  • Relocation of 2 matriarch oaks/preservation of green space
  • Water hydration (bottle filling) stations

William H. Johnston Building & Expansion

LEED Gold (NC 2.2)

Completed: 2012
GSF: 175,735

Green building features:

  • Drought tolerant landscape materials
  • Complies with the 2030 Challenge and reduces energy use by more than 60% anticipated for a similar university building
  • High performance building envelope
  • Diverted 75% of construction waste from landfill
  • Utilizes innovative recycled carpeting
  • Employs daylighting and use of occupancy/daylight sensors
  • Manages roof heat island effect
  • Promotes use of public transportation and bicycles
  • Conserved existing building structure

Traditions Hall

LEED Certified (NC 2.2)

Completed: 2011
GSF: 118,000

Green building features:

  • Enhanced commissioning
  • High density use of the site to maximize open space
  • Water usage reduced by 35% via low flow fixtures
  • Use of daylight in 95% of occupied space
  • Optimized energy performance, including fixed blade energy recovery units, automated control systems and energy efficient lighting
  • 50% construction waste diverted from landfill

FSU Law/Advocacy Center

LEED Silver (NC v2009)

Completed: 2011
GSF: 52,000

Green building features:

  • Drought tolerant landscape materials/native vegetation
  • T8 Lamps and low wattage lighting with occupancy sensors
  • Conservation of existing building structure
  • Low-flow fixtures reduced water usage by 30%
  • Low VOC content materials
  • Construction materials utilize 10% recycled materials and 10% regionally acquired materials
  • On-site chiller with variable speed mechanical refrigerant distribution

Tibbals Phase II

LEED Silver (NC 2.2)

Completed: 2011
GSF: 24,475

Green building features:

  • LED lighting on second floor
  • Chilled water loop
  • Low wattage lighting with occupancy sensors
  • Reflective roofing materials reduce solar heat gain
  • Diverted 86% of construction waste from the landfill
  • Maximized open space by providing vegetative cover greater than building footprint
  • Reduced use of personal automobiles by adding no new parking

Aeropropulsion Mechatronics and Energy Building

LEED Silver (Anticipated) (NC v2009)

Completed: 2011
GSF: 61,800

Green building features:

  • Reflective roofing materials
  • Low-flow fixtures reduced water usage by 30%
  • High performance building envelope
  • On site chiller and cooling tower
  • Low wattage lighting with occupancy sensors

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

LEED Gold (NC 2.2)

Completed: 2010
GSF: 68,939 (35,017 renovated, 33,922 new)

Green building features:

  • Drought tolerant landscape materials and maximized open spaces
  • Water conservation through use of efficient plumbing
  • High performance building envelope
  • Conservation of existing building structure
  • Diverted 75% of construction waste from landfill
  • Exemplary performance for access to public transit routes
  • Indoor air quality enhanced through low emitting construction materials
  • Mercury-free lighting
  • Utilized local and regional materials to reduce carbon emitted during transportation

Center for Global & Multicultural Engagement (the Globe)

LEED Gold (NC 2.2)

Completed: 2010
GSF: 42,259

Green building features:

  • Native vegetation without irrigation use
  • Innovative wastewater technology
  • Diverted 75% of construction waste from landfill
  • Relocated existing matriarch oak tree, in lieu of removal, to provide shading and cooling of south facing glass and exterior plaza
  • Promotes access to public transportation and bike use
  • Construction materials utilize 10% recycled materials and 10% regionally acquired materials
  • Low VOC content finishes

Materials Research building

LEED Certified (NC 2.2)

Completed: 2010
GSF: 61,689

Green building features:

  • Promotes use of public transportation; bike friendly
  • Enhanced building commissioning & refrigerant management
  • Optimized energy performance, including automated control systems, frictionless HVAC compressors, and energy efficient lighting
  • 50% construction waste diverted from landfill
  • Reduced impervious area and restored habitat
  • Improved stormwater quantity/quality
  • Monitors delivery of outdoor air for indoor air quality improvements
  • Utilizes low-VOC finish materials
  • Reduced water use w/water efficient landscaping and low flow plumbing fixtures

Turnbull Conference Center

LEED Certified (NC 2.2)

Completed: 2009
GSF: 73,217

Green building features:

  • Use of low wattage mercury lighting with occupancy sensors
  • Utilization of indoor chemical and pollutant source control measures
  • Improved storm water quality/quantity
  • Low-flow fixtures reduced water usage by 30%

Human Performance Lab & Track Facility

LEED Silver (NC 2.2)

Completed: 2009
GSF: 1,083

Green building features:

  • Bike friendly design; promotes access to use of public transportation
  • Low-flow fixtures reduced water usage by 30%
  • Energy recovery system utilizing enthalpy wheels to optimize energy performance
  • Diverted 75% of construction waste from landfill
  • 20% of construction materials acquired regionally
  • utilizes low energy computer systems and AV equipment
  • 75% of interior spaces employ daylighting strategies

King Life Sciences Teaching & Research Center

LEED Certified (NC 2.2)

Completed: 2009
GSF: 180,126

Green building features:

  • No new parking provided; bike friendly design; promotes access to public transportation
  • Irrigation water reduced by 50% and building water use reduced by 30% via low-flow fixtures
  • Regional construction materials constitute 40% of building materials
  • Indoor air quality improved through use of low emitting paints, coatings, and carpet
  • Exemplary performance for maximizing open spaces
  • Fume hoods commissioned to ensure indoor environmental quality

Mode L. Stone/College of Education Building Expansion

LEED Silver (NC 2.2)

Completed: 2009
GSF: 41,831

Green building features:

  • Reduced site heat island effect by utilization of vegetative cover equal to building footprint
  • Reduced building water use by 30% compared to a similar building
  • Improved indoor environmental quality by use of low-emitting construction materials
  • Use of daylight in 75% of the interior spaces
  • 90% of interior spaces have view to outside
  • Verification of thermal comfort design
  • Utilized construction materials with recycled content