High Performance Buildings

19 Buildings

Certified with LEED NC
14 LEED Gold
5 LEED Silver

1.1 Million Square Feet

High performance buildings play an integral part to UCF's learning environment. As UCF continues to expand, our objectives include reducing the impact of buildings on the environment and human health. Like many of our peer institutions, UCF mandates Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for all new construction and major renovations.

UCF's administration has mandated 22 credits be incorporated into our Green Building Construction and Renovation Requirements; with emphasis on energy, atmosphere, and water efficiency. Through the high efficiency standards we have put in place, these new LEED buildings are using about 30% less energy and 40% less water than their comparable counterparts.

UCF's design and building construction standards also adhere with industry best practices, based on continuing research and implementation of the American Society of Heating and Refrigeration Engineers. UES administers the LEED process to ensure the University’s mission and goals are aligned and achieved in both energy optimization and water conservation. The department is a unique stakeholder in the green building design and construction process as we are involved from project inception through the life cycle of the building. UES serves as the University’s principal advisor and approval authority for ensuring that the standards and practices for design, construction, and operation of all UCF facilities meet the specification requirements of the UCF Energy Sustainability Policy

All new construction projects, renovations, and modifications to existing buildings and energy intensive systems are commissioned under the latest ASHRAE standard. Commissioning provides a standardized process to reduce project capital cost through the warranty period, and the life cycle cost of UCF’s facilities in which essential systems are tested and verified to ensure operations are safe, efficient, and perform as designed.


UCF Trevor Colbourn Hall

LEED® BD+C LEED 3.1
Registered

UCF Warehouse

LEED® BD+C LEED 3.1
Future

UCF Band Building

LEED® BD+C LEED 4.1
Registered

UCF Alumni Center

LEED® O+M LEED 4.1
Registered

UCF Downtown

LEED® BD+C LEED 4.1
Future

UCF District Energy Plant IV

LEED® BD+C LEED 3.1
Registered

UCF Interdisciplinary Research & Incubator

LEED® BD+C LEED 3.1
Registered

UCF Global UCF

LEED® BD+C LEED 3.1
LEED Gold®

UCF Wayne Densch Center for Student-Athlete Leadership

LEED® BD+C LEED 3.1
LEED Gold®

UCF Dining Facility

LEED® BD+C LEED 4.1
Registered

UCF Academic Village Phase II

LEED® BD+C LEED v2009
LEED Silver®


Sustainable Sites: 7 points
This project offers community connectivity to public services and residential districts via two campus bus lines within one-quarter mile. The number of on-site provided parking spaces does not exceed the minimum local zoning requirements and that car/van pool parking is provided for 9.5% of the total provided parking spaces. 5,240 square feet of open space was maintained compared to the 2,620 square feet building footprint. A Stormwater Management Plan was implemented resulting in no net increase in runoff compared to pre-project conditions and 100% of the roofing materials meet the SRI requirements.

Water Efficiency: 4 points
This project reduces outdoor water use by utilizing 100% reclaimed water irrigation systems. Indoor water use reduces potable water use by 34.1% from baseline design by utilizing low-flow water closets and lavatory faucets.

Energy and Atmosphere: 5 points
This project achieves an energy cost savings of 31.4% using the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004, Appendix G methodology, accompanied by a Measurement and Verification Plan. Green-e accredited Tradable Renewable Certificates (RECs) equal to 73.8% of the predicated annual electrical consumption over a 2-year period were purchased.

Materials and Resources: 5 points
This project has diverted 88.42% of on-site generated construction waste from landfill. 22.51% of total building materials content has been manufactured using recycled materials and 16.19% have been extracted, harvested, or recovered within 500 miles of the project site.

Indoor Environmental Quality: 7 points
This project complies with the minimum requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004. Smoking is prohibited inside the project building and designated smoking are located at least 25 feet away from building entries/windows. Construction IAQ Management Plans for during construction implements filtration of air handlers with a rating of at least MERV 8 present while operational. Low-emitting materials were used including the adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, and carpet systems. Lighting controls enable 100% of occupants to make adjustments to suit individual tasks and preferences. HVAC systems and building envelope meet ASHRAE Standard 55-2004 requirements and utilize a corrective action plan if occupants indicate at least 20% dissatisfaction.

Innovation in Design: 5 points
This project achieves exemplary performance for maximizing open space equal to or greater than twice the area of the total building footprint, and for green power purchases equal to or greater than 70% of the predicted annual electrical consumption over a two-year period. The project team has developed and implemented a Public Education program that includes a comprehensive signage program, the development of a guideline/manual, and the development of an outreach program. A green housekeeping program and a LEED Accredited Professional on the project development team achieves one point each.

Earned Overall: 33 Points


UCF Classroom II

LEED® BD+C LEED v2009
LEED Gold®


Sustainable Sites: 9 points
This project offers community connectivity to public services and residential districts via two campus bus lines within one-quarter mile and bicycle storage/facilities for at least 5% of FTE and transient occupants. No new parking was added as a result of this new construction and 28,960 square feet of open space was maintained compared to the 14,480 square feet building footprint. A Stormwater Management Plan was implemented resulting in no net increase in runoff compared to pre-project conditions. Interior lighting turns off during non-business hours but still allow a manual override capability. Exterior lighting power densities do not exceed 80% of ASHRAE recommendations, and complies with both site lumens and light trespass procedures. Roofing materials meet the SRI requirements.

Water Efficiency: 3 points
This project reduces outdoor water use by utilizing 100% reclaimed water irrigation systems, and indoor water use by utilizing dual-flush water closets and/or low-flow lavatories.

Energy and Atmosphere: 9 points
This project achieves an energy cost savings of 32.4% using the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004, Appendix G methodology, accompanied by a Measurement and Verification Plan. Green-e accredited Tradable Renewable Certificates (RECs) equal to 47.3% of the predicated annual electrical consumption over a 2-year period were purchased.

Materials and Resources: 5 points
This project has diverted 92.41% (898.7 tons) of on-site generated construction waste from landfill. 10.22% of total building materials content has been manufactured using recycled materials and 21.79% have been extracted, harvested, or recovered within 500 miles of the project site.

Indoor Environmental Quality: 11 points
This project complies with the minimum requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004 and monitors carbon dioxide concentrations and airflow. Construction IAQ Management Plans for during construction implements filtration of air handlers with a rating of at least MERV 8 present while operational and performs a flush-out prior to occupancy. Low-emitting materials were used including the adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, composite wood, agrifiber, and carpet systems. Lighting and thermal controls enable 100% of occupants to make adjustments to suit individual tasks and preferences. HVAC systems and building envelope meet ASHRAE Standard 55-2004 requirements and utilize a corrective action plan if occupants indicate at least 20% dissatisfaction.

Innovation in Design: 3 points
This project achieves exemplary performance for maximizing open space equal to or greater than twice the area of the total building footprint. A green housekeeping program achieves the secondary point, and a LEED Accredited Professional on the project development team achieves the tertiary point.

Earned Overall: 41 Points


UCF Greek Life Center

LEED® BD+C LEED v2009
LEED Silver®

UCF College of Medicine

LEED® BD+C LEED 2.2
LEED Silver®


Sustainable Sites: 8 points
This project is located within one-half mile of a minimum of ten community services and an existing residential district. It offers community connectivity to public services and residential districts via two campus bus lines within one-quarter mile. No new parking was added as a result of this new construction and 16,786 square feet of open space was maintained compared to the 16,786 square feet building footprint. A Stormwater Management Plan was implemented resulting in no net increase in runoff compared to pre-project conditions, and runoff from 90% of the average annual rainfall is captured or treated such that 80% of Total Suspended Solids are removed. Roofing materials meet the SRI requirements

Water Efficiency: 3 points
This project reduces outdoor water use by utilizing 100% reclaimed water irrigation systems. Indoor water use reduces potable water use by 44.3% from baseline design by utilizing dual-flush water closets, low-flow urinals, low-flow lavatories, and low-flow kitchen sinks.

Energy and Atmosphere: 8 points
This project achieves an energy cost savings of 25.4% using the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004, Appendix G methodology, accompanied by a Measurement and Verification Plan. Enhanced commissioning requirements were employed. Green-e accredited Tradable Renewable Certificates (RECs) equal to 70% of the predicated annual electrical consumption over a 2-year period were purchased.

Materials and Resources: 7 points
This project has diverted 91.65% (231.64 tons) of on-site generated construction waste from landfill. 22.04% of total building materials content has been manufactured using recycled materials and 30.01% have been extracted, harvested, or recovered within 500 miles of the project site. 53.31% of the total wood based building materials have been harvested from FSC certified forests.

Indoor Environmental Quality: 9 points
This project complies with the minimum requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004 and monitors carbon dioxide concentrations. Smoking is prohibited inside the project building and designated smoking are located at least 25 feet away from building entries/windows. Construction IAQ Management Plans for during construction implements filtration of air handlers with a rating of at least MERV 8 present while operational. Low-emitting materials were used including the adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, composite wood, agrifiber, and carpet systems. Lighting and thermal controls enable 100% of occupants to make adjustments to suit individual tasks and preferences. HVAC systems and building envelope meet ASHRAE Standard 55-2004 requirements and utilize a corrective action plan if occupants indicate at least 20% dissatisfaction.

Innovation in Design: 4 points
This project achieves exemplary performance for maximizing open space equal to or greater than twice the area of the total building footprint, and for green power purchases equal to or greater than 70% of the predicted annual electrical consumption over a two-year period. A green housekeeping program and a LEED Accredited Professional on the project development team achieves one point each.

Earned Overall: 39 Points


UCF Greek House A

LEED for Homes LEED
LEED Gold®

UCF Greek House B

LEED for Homes LEED
LEED Gold®


Sustainable Sites: 10 points
This project offers community connectivity to public services and residential districts via two campus bus lines within one-quarter mile and bicycle storage/facilities for at least 5% of FTE and transient occupants. Preferred parking spaces for 16 low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles have been provided on site, representing 10% of total on-site parking. No new parking was added as a result of this new construction and 46,840 square feet of open space was maintained compared to the 23,420 square feet building footprint. A Stormwater Management Plan was implemented resulting in no net increase in runoff compared to pre-project conditions, and runoff from 90% of the average annual rainfall is captured or treated such that 80% of Total Suspended Solids are removed. Roofing materials meet the SRI requirements and 57.94% of the non-roof impervious surfaces on site have been paved with highly reflective materials.

Water Efficiency: 3 points
This project reduces outdoor water use by reducing potable water consumption by 81.3% for irrigation systems. Indoor water use reduces potable water use by 37.5% from baseline design by utilizing dual-flush water closets, low-flow urinals, ultra low-flow lavatories, and low-flow sinks.

Energy and Atmosphere: 5 points
This project achieves an energy cost savings of 15.9% using the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004, Appendix G methodology, accompanied by a Measurement and Verification Plan. Enhanced commissioning requirements were employed. Green-e accredited Tradable Renewable Certificates (RECs) equal to 70% of the predicated annual electrical consumption over a 2-year period were purchased.

Materials and Resources: 5 points
This project has diverted 94.58% (520.03 tons) of on-site generated construction waste from landfill. 14.38% of total building materials content has been manufactured using recycled materials and 35.75% have been extracted, harvested, or recovered within 500 miles of the project site.

Indoor Environmental Quality: 9 points
This project complies with the minimum requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004 and monitors carbon dioxide concentrations. Smoking is prohibited inside the project building and designated smoking are located at least 25 feet away from building entries/windows. Construction IAQ Management Plans for during construction implements filtration of air handlers with a rating of at least MERV 8 present while operational. Low-emitting materials were used including the adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, composite wood, agrifiber, and carpet systems. Lighting and thermal controls enable 100% of occupants to make adjustments to suit individual tasks and preferences. HVAC systems and building envelope meet ASHRAE Standard 55-2004 requirements and utilize a corrective action plan if occupants indicate at least 20% dissatisfaction.

Innovation in Design: 4 points
This project achieves exemplary performance for maximizing open space equal to or greater than twice the area of the total building footprint. The project team has developed and implemented a Public Education program that includes a comprehensive signage program, the development of a guideline/manual, and the development of an outreach program. A green housekeeping program and a LEED Accredited Professional on the project development team achieves one point each.

Earned Overall: 36 Points


UCF Public Safety

LEED® BD+C LEED 2.2
LEED Gold®


Sustainable Sites: 9 points
This project is located within one-half mile of a minimum of ten community services and an existing residential district. It offers community connectivity to public services and residential districts via two campus bus lines within one-quarter mile and bicycle storage/facilities for at least 5% of FTE and transient occupants. No new parking was added as a result of this new construction and 40,000 square feet of open space was maintained compared to the 20,000 square feet building footprint. A Stormwater Management Plan was implemented resulting in no net increase in runoff compared to pre-project conditions, and runoff from 90% of the average annual rainfall is captured or treated such that 80% of Total Suspended Solids are removed.

Water Efficiency: 4 points
This project reduces outdoor water use by utilizing 100% reclaimed water irrigation systems. Indoor water use reduces potable water use by 41.3% from baseline design by utilizing dual-flush water closets, low-flow urinals, ultra low-flow lavatories, low-flow showers, and low-flow kitchen sinks.

Energy and Atmosphere: 6 points
This project achieves an energy cost savings of 18.2% using the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004, Appendix G methodology, accompanied by a Measurement and Verification Plan. Enhanced commissioning requirements were employed. Green-e accredited Tradable Renewable Certificates (RECs) equal to 70% of the predicated annual electrical consumption over a 2-year period were purchased.

Materials and Resources: 6 points
This project has diverted 89.54% (2,418.92 tons) of on-site generated construction waste from landfill. 29% of total building materials content has been manufactured using recycled materials and 13.16% have been extracted, harvested, or recovered within 500 miles of the project site. 98.38% of the total wood based building materials have been harvested from FSC certified forests.

Indoor Environmental Quality: 10 points
This project complies with the minimum requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004 and monitors carbon dioxide concentrations. Smoking is prohibited inside the project building and designated smoking are located at least 25 feet away from building entries/windows. Construction IAQ Management Plans for during construction implements filtration of air handlers with a rating of at least MERV 8 present while operational and performs a flush-out prior to occupancy. Low-emitting materials were used including the adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, composite wood, agrifiber, and carpet systems. Lighting and thermal controls enable 100% of occupants to make adjustments to suit individual tasks and preferences. HVAC systems and building envelope meet ASHRAE Standard 55-2004 requirements and utilize a corrective action plan if occupants indicate at least 20% dissatisfaction.

Innovation in Design: 5 points
This project achieves exemplary performance for maximizing open space equal to or greater than twice the area of the total building footprint, for green power purchases equal to or greater than 70% of the predicted annual electrical consumption over a two-year period, and for water use reduction equal to or greater than 40% from calculated baseline design. A green housekeeping program and a LEED Accredited Professional on the project development team achieves one point each.

Earned Overall: 39 Points


Sustainable Sites: 10 points
This project is located within one-half mile of a minimum of ten community services and an existing residential district. It offers community connectivity to public services and residential districts via two campus bus lines within one-quarter mile and bicycle storage/facilities for 5% of FTE and transient occupants. No new parking was added as a result of this new construction and 53,520 square feet of open space was maintained compared to the 26,760 square feet building footprint. A Stormwater Management Plan was implemented that reduces impervious cover, promotes infiltration, and captures/treats stormwater runoff from 80% of average annual rainfall. Roofing materials meet the SRI requirements and 65.74% of the non-roof impervious surfaces on site have been paved with highly reflective materials.

Water Efficiency: 2 points
Indoor water use reduces potable water use by 45.6% by utilizing water closets, low-flow urinals, low-flow lavatory faucets, and showers.

Energy and Atmosphere: 8 points
This project achieves an energy cost savings of 36.7% using the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004, Appendix G methodology, accompanied by a Measurement and Verification Plan. Enhanced commissioning requirements were employed. Green-e accredited Tradable Renewable Certificates (RECs) equal to 35% of the predicated annual electrical consumption over a 2-year period were purchased.

Materials and Resources: 5 points
This project has diverted 86.89% (167.72 tons) of on-site generated construction waste from landfill. 22.39% of total building materials content has been manufactured using recycled materials and 16.95% have been extracted, harvested, or recovered within 500 miles of the project site.

Indoor Environmental Quality: 10 points
This project complies with the minimum requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004 and monitors carbon dioxide concentrations. Smoking is prohibited inside the project building and designated smoking are located at least 25 feet away from building entries/windows. Construction IAQ Management Plans for during construction implements filtration of air handlers with a rating of at least MERV 8 present while operational and baseline IAQ testing prior to occupancy. Low-emitting materials were used including the adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, composite wood, agrifiber, and carpet systems. All indoor chemical and pollutant source control measures have been installed. Lighting controls enable 94.4% of occupants to make adjustments to suit individual tasks and preferences. HVAC systems and building envelope meet ASHRAE Standard 55-2004 requirements and utilize a corrective action plan if occupants indicate at least 20% dissatisfaction.

Innovation in Design: 5 points
This project achieves exemplary performance for maximizing open space equal to or greater than twice the area of the total building footprint and for water use reduction equal to or greater than 40% from calculated baseline design. The project team has developed and implemented a Public Education program that includes a comprehensive signage program, the development of a guideline/manual, and the development of an outreach program. A green housekeeping program and a LEED Accredited Professional on the project development team achieves one point each.

Earned Overall: 40 Points


Sustainable Sites: 8 points
This project is located within one-half mile of a minimum of ten community services and an existing residential district. It offers community connectivity to public services and residential districts via eight bus lines within one-quarter mile and bicycle storage/facilities for 13% of FTE and transient occupants. 87,907 square feet of open space was maintained compared to the 39,639 square feet building footprint. A Stormwater Management Plan was implemented that reduces impervious cover, promotes infiltration, and captures/treats stormwater runoff from 80% of average annual rainfall. Roofing materials meet the SRI requirements.

Water Efficiency: 4 points
This project utilizes water efficient landscaping by reducing total water consumption by 25% from a calculated baseline case. Indoor water use reduces potable water use by 37.4% by utilizing dual-flush water closets, pint urinals, and ultra low-flow faucets.

Energy and Atmosphere: 8 points
This project achieves an energy cost savings of 27.8% using the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004, Appendix G methodology, accompanied by a Measurement and Verification Plan. Enhanced commissioning requirements were employed. Green-e accredited Tradable Renewable Certificates (RECs) equal to 35% of the predicated annual electrical consumption over a 2-year period were purchased.

Materials and Resources: 6 points
This project has diverted 86.74% (983.5 tons) of on-site generated construction waste from landfill. 26.09% of total building materials content has been manufactured using recycled materials and 40.81% have been extracted, harvested, or recovered within 500 miles of the project site.

Indoor Environmental Quality: 10 points
This project complies with the minimum requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004 and monitors carbon dioxide concentrations and airflow. Smoking is prohibited inside the project building and designated smoking are located at least 25 feet away from building entries/windows. Construction IAQ Management Plans for during construction implements filtration of air handlers with a rating of at least MERV 8 present while operational. Low-emitting materials were used including the adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, composite wood, agrifiber, and carpet systems. All indoor chemical and pollutant source control measures have been installed. Lighting controls enable 100% of occupants to make adjustments to suit individual tasks and preferences. HVAC systems and building envelope meet ASHRAE Standard 55-2004 requirements and utilize a corrective action plan if occupants indicate at least 20% dissatisfaction.

Innovation in Design: 5 points
This project achieves exemplary performance for regional material use equal to or greater than 40%, for alternative transportation/public access, and for water use reduction equal to or greater than 40% from calculated baseline design. A green housekeeping program and a LEED Accredited Professional on the project development team achieves one point each.

Earned Overall: 40 Points


UCF Biomedical Science Building

LEED® BD+C LEED 2.2
LEED Silver®

UCF Laboratory and Environmental Support

LEED® BD+C LEED 2.2
LEED Gold®

UCF Physical Science

LEED® BD+C LEED 2.2
LEED Gold®