Oregon Model for Sustainable Development

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The updates to the OMSD, as outlined in Principle 10: Sustainable Development of the Campus Plan, require new capital projects to achieve at least LEED Gold certification and meet the Advanced Energy Threshold of being at least 25% more efficient than 2014 Oregon Energy Code requirements. The update also includes a commitment to fostering social equity in the design and construction of campus projects and guidelines for when the plan should be reevaluated.

 

The original version of the OMSD pledged to maintain energy use in campus buildings at 2011 levels. New development projects were required to achieve an energy use threshold 35% more efficient than required by state code as well as LEED Gold certification. Energy demanded by new buildings was offset through efficiency retrofits to older buildings, resulting in a netzero increase in campus energy use from new development.

The updates to the OMSD, as outlined in Principle 10: Sustainable Development of the Campus Plan, require new capital projects to achieve at least LEED Gold certification and meet the Advanced Energy Threshold of being at least 25% more efficient than 2014 Oregon Energy Code requirements. The update also includes a commitment to fostering social equity in the design and construction of campus projects and guidelines for when the plan should be reevaluated.

The original version of the OMSD pledged to maintain energy use in campus buildings at 2011 levels. New development projects were required to achieve an energy use threshold 35% more efficient than required by state code as well as LEED Gold certification. Energy demanded by new buildings was offset through efficiency retrofits to older buildings, resulting in a netzero increase in campus energy use from new development.

The slideshow below showcases the impact of the original OMSD and the goals for its next iteration.