Green Building at UT
Interested in a green renovation of your university facility? Countless options are available to make your next renovation more sustainable. Project Management and Construction Services’ LEED Accredited Professionals are knowledgeable about green building strategies and the LEED rating system. They are here to help you find sustainable design solutions that fit your vision and your budget. Let your project manager know that you would like to incorporate green design principles into your renovation!
Sustainable Facilities Committee
Jim Walker, Director of the Office of Sustainability, has brought back former PMCS intern Lisa Storer, LEED AP, to assist the Sustainable Facilities Committee (SFC) with content for the green building aspect of the UT Sustainability Portal.
Current members of the committee include these staff from Facilities Services (FS), Project Management & Construction Services (PMCS), School of Architecture (SOA), Utilities (UEM), Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM), and UT System Office of Facilities Planning and Construction (OFPC).
- FS: Dan Costello, M.S., Associate Director, Facilities Maintenance; Jeff Basile, Manager, Recycling & Sustainability/Event and Moving Services
- PMCS: Aziz Hussaini, P.E., LEED AP, Project Manager, Project Support; David Kruse, PMP, LEED AP, Construction Coordinator
- SOA: Michael Holleran PhD, Associate Professor/Director of Graduate Program in Historic Preservation
- UEM: Jim Shrull, P.E., LEED AP, Manager, Mechanical Distribution Projects; Ryan Reid, LEED AP, C.E.M., Assistant Manager, Power Plant Operations
- OFPC: Dan Tovar, LEED AP, Architect/Project Manager; Stacy Reed, LEED AP, Interior Designer/Furnishings, Fittings, & Equipment Project Manager
- Co-Chairs: Bethany Ramey Trombley, LEED AP, Architect/Sr. Project Manager for Classrooms, Offices & Auxiliaries (PMCS); John Mouritsen, LEED AP, Architect/Senior Resident Construction Manager (OFPC)
- Sponsor: Senior AVP Steve Kraal (CPFM), represented by Jim Walker, MSCRP, Director of Sustainability (CPFM)
In April, the SFC will apply for the LEED-NC for Multiple Buildings and On-Campus Building (AGMBC) which, when approved by the US Green Building Council, will put in place many of the LEED prerequisites and credits for new construction to apply across the board on OFPC projects that are mandated LEED Silver. This will save time, resources, and funds.
Current initiatives at PMCS
- Why Build Green at UT? Brochure [pdf]
- “Sustain This” Green Education Series, hosted by the Green Team
- PMCS Green Team
photo by Paul Shelander
Green Renovation Strategies
Reduce Construction Waste! Choose to...
- Recycle metals, concrete, wood waste, and other building materials
- Recondition useful components for reuse in your project
- Send usable items to Surplus Property
Save Energy! Look at...
- High efficiency and task lighting
- Added insulation and tight ductwork
- Properly sized HVAC systems
Look for Water Savings with...
- Low-flow fixtures
- Waterless urinals
- Water-efficient landscaping
Choose Materials Wisely! Look for...
- Regionally-produced materials
- Recycled content
- Low-emitting paint, sealants, and adhesives
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