Both the University and the State are making great strides in green building construction and renovation. These efforts will help the campus conserve energy, reduce the use of raw materials, and save money. Over time, more members of the campus community will live, work, and learn in increasingly efficient buildings while enjoying a higher standard of indoor environmental quality.
Among other criteria, building sites are selected based on the ability to:
The University has developed standards and design guidelines for new construction and building renovations on the Missouri State University campus. These guidelines are used by the design team to meet the programmatic needs of each project and cover topics including operations and maintenance, safety, energy efficiency, and material finishes. To insure the University's projects are designed in compliance with the University's green building commitment, our design criteria and facility standards are being revised to address environmental stewardship and LEED design criteria.
Each new building is designed with a focus on:
Missouri State University's commitment to sustainability pairs well with the growth of our campus. Our focus on sustainable construction includes designing and building all new projects to green standards, including those set by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
Our sustainable construction process includes:
Completed buildings will include the following energy efficiency measures:
For more information about other sustainability initiatives at MSU: http://www.missouristate.edu/sustainability/