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Space Marketplace (Proposed)


The campus will implement a freeze on new buildings and building additions once current planned projects are completed. Any new space must take an existing space of equal or greater size (or of equal or greater energy usage) out of commission. Furthermore, any building retrofit will be required to “do no harm”; that is, it should not increase the energy consumption of a building—if necessary by packaging together additional energy conservation and renewables as part of a project. New building projects will be net-zero or replace an existing building. These can be facilitated by a marketplace for space. All projects currently in planning require at least a 30 percent improvement in the proposed building performance rating compared with the baseline building performance rating, as calculated using the latest version of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1.

Finally, the campus space market will include the demolition of certain buildings with poor energy performance, high deferred maintenance burdens, and low historical value. Campus buildings that are seen as approaching a deferred maintenance deficiency value that is higher than their current replacement value will be considered for removal or renovation.