There’s been a lot of publicity over Kent State’s $250 million construction plans. Here’s how that will translate into actual projects in the first half of 2013.
WINTER 2012 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE
Here are the major facility and infrastructure improvements that are currently being administered by the Office of the University Architect:
PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION:
Allerton Apartments Abatement and Demolition of Buildings E, F, J, K, L, and M
Residence Services determined that Allerton Apartments Buildings E, F, J, K, L, and M had reached the end of their useful lifespan. The unwanted and unused buildings are being removed and the site will be prepared for future use. Public utilities to the main trunk lines are being removed and capped per utility recommendations and electrical ductbanks to the main manhole on south side of street are being removed. The sidewalks and parking lots will also be removed. Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Portage County has been salvaging furniture and other useful items.GCS Industrial Services completed asbestos abatement work in November. Russ James Contracting’s demolition work continues; Buildings E and F are demolished; demolition of Buildings J and K continues, while electrical systems are being rerouted near Building L. Buildings L and M will be demolished by the end of December, thus completing this project designed by The Osborn Engineering Company.
Cartwright Hall Partial Roof Replacement
Terik Roofing should be completed by the end of December with roofing work and masonry repairs for this Cartwright Hall project designed byMakovich & Pusti Architects. The roof above the ornamental dome in the Auditorium has been replaced; old ventilation shafts and other abandoned equipment were removed to provide better drainage; and parapet and facade masonry repairs were completed.
Heer Hall Renovations for Administrative Functions
Heer Hall, a former residence hall built in 1967, is being renovated to provide office space for multiple administrative functions. Once this project, designed byThe Collaborative, is completed, Human Resources, currently located in Terrace and Wright halls, will relocate to Heer Hall. Work involves the conversion of the residence rooms and bathroom facilities, improvements to the public areas, and the upgrade/replacement of the entire heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, electrical distribution, telecommunications systems, fire alarm and fire suppression systems. The new lobby addition will be enclosed later this month and site utility work is nearing completion. Interior work continues with mechanical and electrical rough-ins and wall framing. Drywall installation will follow behind the rough-in work. Construction is scheduled to continue through Winter Break with anticipated project completion in late February.
Library Third Floor Renovations for the School of Library and Information Science
The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) currently occupies an area on the third floor of the Library and the program has grown significantly. Additional space is needed to accommodate students and faculty. This project, designed byPayto Architects, will include interior renovations and systems upgrades to the approximately 10,000 SF of vacated space on the third floor of the Library. The program will include additional faculty office and research spaces, as well as instructional spaces. Stitle Construction Corporation commenced construction on December 14; work is scheduled to continue until June 11, 2013.
Lincoln Building Office of Continuing and Distance Education Relocation
In order to properly work with instructors to set-up their online coursework, the Office of Continuing and Distance Education (OCDE) needs additional space. The OCDE will be moving out of the Schwartz Center and into the Lincoln Building.DSV Builders, Inc. commenced work on December 10, and construction will continue until the end of March 2013. This project was designed byWanix Architects.
University Esplanade Extension
Kenmore Construction Company’s construction of the University Esplanade Extension continues to progress on schedule. Utility relocation work is nearly complete. The concrete sub-base is complete between Lincoln and Willow Streets, while work continues on the section betweenWillow Street andHaymaker Parkway. Pavers cannot be installed until the return of dry spring weather conditions; all other work will continue, as weather permits.
University Esplanade Site Development
Ten (10) houses are currently being demolished byLockhart Concrete Company along the new University Esplanade Extension to allow for future development and the creation of green space.
Williams Hall Third Floor Multi-Discipline Lab
Kent State University is in need of additional space to expand its research opportunities and create state-of-the-art, flexible, and adaptable laboratory space to recruit high-caliber faculty researchers. The existing Chemistry/Physics library (approximately 4,780 SF) will be converted into a multi-discipline research laboratory for up to five new, primary research faculty members. This project, designed byVan Auken Akins Architects, is a complete renovation of the existing space, including HVAC, electrical distribution, lighting, teledata, plumbing, casework, and architectural finishes.Coastal Quality Construction’s on-site construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year with an expected occupancy and move-in date in January 2013.
ENERGY CONSERVATION PROJECTS:
Kent Campus Classroom, Laboratory, Auxiliary Buildings and Utility Assets Energy Conservation Project, Phase 1
In mid-November,The Brewer-Garrett Company began activity on their Performance Contract services for energy conservation measures in Kent Campus classroom, laboratory and auxiliary buildings, Summit Street Power Plant and utilities infrastructure. This project impacts over 3.6 million square feet of buildings, plus parking lot and roadway lighting and campus utilities (electricity, natural gas, chilled water, steam, domestic water and sewer). The potential $50 million project has been limited to a $25 million Phase 1 with a potential, yet to-be-determined value, future Phase 2. External special bond funding was approved by the Kent State University Board of Trustees and the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority; funding all-in rate achieved 1.25% with a very positive effect on project cash flow. Expectation for Phase 1 of this project is that the majority of the House Bill 251 energy use reduction goal of 20% will be met. Select envelope deferred renewal projects include: window replacements for: Administrative Services Building, Bowman Hall, DeWeese Health Center, Dix Stadium, Library, Rockwell Museum, Nixson Hall skylights; new roofs for: Bowman, Henderson, Moulton, and Nixson halls. General project scope items include select lighting retrofits, replacements of air handlers, chillers, boilers, pumps, heat exchangers and domestic water heating systems, installation of piping system insulation, building envelope repairs, and comprehensive utility metering. A substantial amount of noticeable Phase 1 work and select exterior improvements are planned for: Bowman Hall, DeWeese Health Center, MAC Center, Schwartz Center, Ice Arena, Dix Stadium, and the Library. A complete campus exterior pole lighting project retrofitting to LED will be completed. Summit Street Power Plant gas and electric utility contract/operation re-negotiation is also included in Phase 1. The project is utilizing House Bill 7 Performance Contracting regulations for payback of the project costs with guaranteed energy savings and possibly operational and avoided capital costs over a maximum 15-year time period.
Kent Campus Residence Services Energy Conservation Project
This project encompasses approximately 1,800,000 SF of twenty-six residence hall buildings on the Kent Campus to address the House Bill 251 energy use reduction goals. Potential construction installation cost is $20,000,000 resulting in $1,800,000 total annual guaranteed utility cost savings. The Brewer-Garrett Company commenced installation processes in June 2011 and on-going as work is being coordinated with other residence hall projects planned outside of this project’s scope. This project exceeds the 20% HB 251 energy reduction goals with 37% annual energy consumption savings and avoided greenhouse gas emissions. The project is utilizing provisions per Ohio Legislation HB 7 for payback of project cost with guaranteed energy savings over the allowed 15-year payback time period. In addition, substantial deferred renewal items are being addressed: replacement of single-pane, original windows at Prentice, Verder, Dunbar, Lake and Olson halls; installation of air handling equipment in Beall/McDowell Center, and caulking, tuckpointing, lintel repair and replacements on the building envelopes. A student room energy conservation control system is being implemented throughout; this strategy will automatically reduce HVAC and electrical usage when rooms are unoccupied. Envelope repairs and windows replacements in Dunbar, Prentice, Verder,Lake and Olson Halls and envelope repairs at Tri-Towers Rotunda and Engleman Hall have been completed. Temperature controls in student rooms are operating in Centennial Courts A-F, Stopher, Johnson,Lake, Olson, Korb, Engleman, Beall, Prentice, Verder, Dunbar and Allyn halls. Room automation at Tri-Towers and the Eastway Complex has been delayed in effort to coordinate the work with other planned renovations in those buildings. The Tri-Towers Complex domestic hot water heaters have been replaced and the system is currently being upgraded to replace storage tanks in the towers with master mixing valves. Retro-commissioning of the hall’s HVAC equipment is being performed to correct any deficiencies and ensure efficient operation. A total of 2,051 water conserving low-flow sink aerators and approximately 1,600 reduced flow showerheads were installed in all of the residence halls. To reduce electricity consumption, lighting retrofits were completed in Stopher and Johnson halls, Centennial Courts A-F, Verder, Prentice, Dunbar, Engleman,Lake, Olson, Beall, McDowell, and Koonce, Leebrick and Wright halls. New motors with variable frequency drives were installed on the building heating systems in multiple resident halls. Kitchen hood controls were installed inEastwayCenter and Tri-Towers Rotunda that will automatically reduce exhaust flows by up to 70% when not required to capture heat and/or fumes from cooking. Condensate from steam heat recovery systems are in operation at Lake/Olson halls, Centennial Courts A/B, C/D, and E/F that save energy by extracting more heat from the condensate prior to sending it back to the Power Plant. The condensate heat recovery systems will reduce the steam required by buildings and help to provide more opportunities for waste heat recovery at the Power Plant. Utility meters have been installed in all of the residence halls and are reporting consumptions to the building automation system for billing. The foundation has been established for the potential development of a Web-based energy dashboard that could be accessed by parents, students and staff to promote energy conservation and review utility consumptions. Utility meter readings for individual residence halls will be used to promote and document energy conservation competitions between similar halls. This project is approximately 80% complete.
CONTRACT AWARDS PENDING:
Child Development Center Outdoor Learning Laboratory
An Outdoor Learning Laboratory will be expanded and improved at the playground of the ChildDevelopmentCenterin order to enhance the mission and philosophy of the Center. Designed by Behnke Associates, the contract award is pending with the apparent low bidder,Cavanaugh Building Corporation, for construction bids that were opened on November 30.
Loop Road Recreation Field Pavilion
The new Loop Road Recreation Field, a new pavilion and secured field equipment storage building will be built for the convenience and use of recreation users and visitors. The pavilion will include a covered area with picnic tables for group gatherings, enclosed restroom facilities, electrical power and wireless Internet access. Site utilities, irrigation controls, field lighting and water well controls will be relocated from their current, temporary locations into the new building. This project was designed byBraun & Steidl Architects. Apparent Low Bidders (ALB) for construction bids opened on November 16 are as follows:DSV Builders, Inc. is the ALB of the pending General Trades (Lead) Contract;Synergy, LLC is the ALB of the pending Mechanical Contract; and Becdel Controls, Inc. is the ALB of the pending Electrical/Telecommunications Contract.
Schoonover Stadium Varsity Baseball Field Lighting
Outdoor lighting and lighting controls will be installed at the Schoonover Stadium Varsity Baseball Field. The construction contract with the apparent low bidder,B & J Electric of Poland, Inc., has been submitted for final approval by the Ohio Attorney General’s office. It is anticipated that work will commence on-site at the end of December. This project was designed byOSports.
Stockdale Dispatch Renovations
Designed byFour Points Architectural Services, Stockdale’s dispatch center will be relocated into a larger, more secured room. Renovations will involve complete demolition and reconstruction of the new center and installation of furniture systems for five dispatch workstations. The contract award is pending for construction bids that were opened on December 7;DSV Builders, Inc. is the next apparent low bidder after United Contractors of North East Ohio withdrew their bid.
PROJECTS UNDER DESIGN:
Bond Construction Program Management Services
Kent State University recently selectedThe Ruhlin Company to provide Program Management and Oversight Services associated with the staged implementation of the university’s bond construction initiative, called “Foundations of Excellence: Building the Future,” which involves the construction of new buildings, facility upgrades and establishment of dynamic, new spaces. The goal of this initiative is to create the most outstanding academic experience for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater community enriched by the university. The capital program includes the planning, programming and implementation of various renovation, demolition and construction projects related to buildings, infrastructure and grounds throughout the Kent Campus which are anticipated to be undertaken over the next three years, and possibly beyond. Firms that responded to the Request for Qualifications must have experience facilitating and managing the implementation of large capital programs over multiple years; establishing the procedures and protocols; assembling and coordinating the efforts of programming, planning and delivery teams; organizing and advertising the initial projects; and managing the capital projects process.
Centennial Research Park Lab Improvements
Swing space will be needed during the science facilities renovations and research space is also needed for new hires.Van Auken Akins Architects is designing the renovations to Centennial Research Park’s former 4,000 SF wash bay area which includes installation of lab casework, window openings, new restrooms, HVAC, fire protection, electrical distribution and lighting systems.
Library Roof Replacement and Parapet Repairs
URS Corporation’s contract is being processed for approval to design the replacement of the Library’s tower and main building roof systems. Work will include lighting protection, fall protection, and removal of old chillers and cooling towers no longer in service. Documents will be prepared for bidding in February for construction during the summer of 2013.
McGilvrey Hall Building Envelope Restoration
Carl Walker, Inc. is designing this project to replace McGilvrey Hall’s building roof systems and prepare for a major restoration of the building’s stone and brick facades. Work will include lighting protection, fall protection, and removal of old mechanical equipment no longer in service. Documents will be prepared for bidding in February for construction during the summer of 2013.
Multiple Science Buildings Renovations and Addition
Three science buildings, Cunningham, Smith and Williams halls, will be renovated and a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) addition will be built to increase academic and research spaces. Renovations will address deferred maintenance needs, focusing on replacement of aging and failing infrastructure and systems and reorganization of the program spaces within the existing buildings’ general layouts, and at the same time will establish state-of-the-art science facilities for teaching and research. Renovation of all three buildings will be treated as a single project to provide a cohesive approach to science instruction and research space in these areas; this project will be registered with the USGBC for minimum Silver LEED certification. Additionally, all three buildings and programs will need to continue to operate portions of the buildings during construction. Sharing of temporary facilities in all three areas will be part of an overall sequencing plan for the construction period. The 93,000 SF Williams Hall, built in 1967, provides space for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The 47,000 SF Smith Hall, built in 1968, provides space for the Physics Department. The 93,000 SF Cunningham Hall, built in 1968, provides space for the Department of Biological Sciences. Cunningham Hall also includes an addition that was completed in 2001; work in this addition is anticipated to be modest and limited to systems that interface with the original building, such as building automation, security and fire alarms and re-commissioning of the HVAC system. The Office of the University Architect is workingAyers/Saint/Gross, Incorporated to assist with designing and providing project management for all phases of the project. The Mechanical/ Electrical/ Plumbing engineering firm,Prater Engineering, is under contract with the Architect of Record. The Office of the University Architect selectedKarpinski Engineering to serve as the Commissioning Agent. A LEED Process Consultant will also be selected and contracted directly with the university. The university selectedTurner Construction Company to serve as Construction Manager at Risk. The design team is starting programming and conceptual design which should be completed in December.
Music and Speech Center D-Wing First Floor Ceiling Replacement and Chilled Water Line Relocation
Chilled water lines in the D-Wing of the Music and SpeechCenterwill be relocated from the ground floor to the first floor ceiling, the spline ceiling will be replaced with new two-by-two lay-in ceiling tiles, and the existing surface-mount lighting will be replaced with recessed, high-efficiency lights. Currently, this project is under design byPardo Consultants.
New Building for the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology
In support of the recently redefined and renamed Collegeof Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology, KentState University intends to construct a new facility reflecting the level of sophistication envisioned with the college. The new facility is envisioned to be between 40,000 and 50,000 SF and three stories tall. The facility will house classrooms, labs and administrative and faculty offices. In addition, a portion of the building will be planned as shell space for future expansion as additional funding becomes available. The research activities of the college will be located in another building on campus. This project will be registered with the USGBC for minimum Silver LEED certification. This project will utilize the Construction Manager at Risk project delivery method.Bostwick Design Partnership is serving as the Architect of Record. The university selectedHammond Construction, Inc. to serve as Construction Manager at Risk. In addition to the A/E and CMR firms, separate consultants will be contracted with Kent State as the Major Construction Program Manager, LEED Process Consultant, and Commissioning Agent.
Prentice Dining Hall Renovation
Kaczmar Architects is assisting Dining Services to program options for a new dining facility to replace the Prentice Café which serves the north campus area.
Prentice House Relocation and Renovation
The May Prentice House, a residence of historical significance to KentStateUniversitywill be relocated due to the Esplanade Extension project and for future use by the university. Interior and exterior renovations are required to bring the building up to code for the university’s use.Rick Hawksley, Architect, dba Design with a Vision, assisted with planning this two-phased project. This project should be advertised for construction in January 2013 with work to commence in February and completed by July. A new foundation, basement and structural floor system will be built, new electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems installed, accessibility upgrades made, and interior and exterior improvements will be completed.
Renovations and Additions for the School of Art
The Schoolof Artcurrently occupies six different buildings on the Kent Campus: the ArtBuilding, Art Annex, Van Deusen Hall, SchwartzCenter, Olson Hall and the CeramicsBuilding. The intent of this project is to consolidate the school into two buildings and provide renovated and new spaces for their programs. The Art Annex is the university’s former central heating plant in which a two-phase renovation was planned to house several art programs. Phase one was completed in 2007 and this project will complete the second phase of renovation to provide approximately 32,000 SF. An additional 68,000 SF is anticipated as renovation and addition to either Van Deusen Hall or the ArtBuilding, based on the results of a study phase. Either building will need significant renovations to accommodate the art programs. In general, the project will provide new MEP infrastructure, interior finishes, and envelope repairs/replacement. This project will be registered with the USGBC for minimum Silver LEED certification. This project will utilize the Construction Manager at Risk project delivery method.Payto Architects, the Architect of Record, has completed a study with several different renovation scenarios.Ozanne Construction Company is serving as Construction Management at Risk. The construction manager, during the preconstruction services phase of the project, is assisting in evaluating and determining the final project scope based on estimates, schedules and constructability. Recommendations regarding the selection of theArtBuilding or Van Deusen Hall are nearly completed. Portions of the buildings will remain occupied during the renovations. In addition to the A/E firm, separate consultants will be contracted withKentState as the Major Construction Program Manager, LEED Process Consultant, and Commissioning Agent.
Schwebel Room Improvements
Bialosky + Partners Architects is working with Dining Services to plan improvements to the Schwebel Dining Room located on the third floor of theStudentCenter.
Taylor Hall Building Envelope Restoration
Braun & Steidl Architects, Inc. has been retained to design building envelope repairs which includes replacement of Taylor Hall’s upper and lower roof systems; perform concrete repairs to the structural building frame; and window replacements. Work will include a green roof at the lower deck with irrigation systems; lighting protection, fall protection, and removal of old cooling towers no longer in service. Documents will be prepared for bidding in February for construction beginning in the spring, continuing through the fall of 2013.
Tri-Towers Residence Halls Rooms and HVAC Upgrades
Built in 1968, the Tri-Towers complex consists of two ten-story residence halls, one twelve-story residence hall and a central connecting building for dining and student activities. The complex houses approximately 1,400 students and has received two large-scale, but partial renovations within the last ten years. This project addresses deferred maintenance issues, including aging HVAC infrastructure, building envelope failures, interior room configurations and finishes that were not corrected as part of previous renovations and extending the life of the buildings for another thirty years.Domokur Architects is serving as the Architect of Record to assist with designing and providing project management for all phases of the project. Domokur contracted directly withScheeser Buckley Mayfield for MEP engineering design. Four Seasons Environmental is under contract with the university to serve as the Commissioning Agent.Gilbane Building Company is serving as Construction Manager at Risk for this project. Bidding and construction will be scheduled over a three-year time frame with the majority of construction work completed while buildings are unoccupied during the summer breaks of 2012 through 2015. During the summer of 2012, Hummel Construction Company completed improvements to the breezeway and storefronts in August.
SELECTING FIRMS FOR:
Bond Construction Multiple Projects Commissioning Agent
KentStateUniversityis commencing an approximately $250M, six-year program of significant construction and renovation to the Kent Campus. The majority of the work will be focused on renovation and rehabilitation of existing buildings. All significant new facilities and renovation projects will be designed and certified to a LEED silver rating minimum. A Commissioning Agent (CxA) will provide services for all phases of the multiple projects as listed: Renovations and Additions for School of Art; New Facilities for the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology; Olson Center Renovations for Undergraduate Studies; New Building for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design; Campus Infrastructure Improvements to multiple buildings; and other projects as determined. The CxA from each of these projects will also be expected to interface, cooperate and coordinate work that is affected by other projects. The Office of the University Architect will determine scope and assign tasks in these situations. For renovation projects, the anticipated scope of work will focus on replacement of aging and failing infrastructure and systems and reorganization of the program spaces within the existing building’s general layout. The infrastructure and system needs will include new air handling equipment, heating and plumbing piping replacement, HVAC controls, fire suppression systems, electrical system upgrades or replacement, new fire alarm system, and telecommunication system upgrades. Although some changes to the interior building layout may be included, the general building organization is anticipated to remain intact. The space planning will consider the reassignment and reuse of existing spaces as much as practical. New finishes and laboratory casework are required in most areas of the buildings. On January 8, 2013, KentStatewill be interviewing three (3) shortlisted firms:Four Seasons Environmental, Inc., Heapy Engineering, and The Brewer-Garrett Company.
New Facility for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design
The Collegeof Architectureand Environmental Design (CAED) is one of KentStateUniversity’s signature programs. Currently, the program is fractionalized with classroom, studios and faculty offices scattered across the campus in three separate structures that do not reflect the caliber of the program. Taylor Hall, located in the heart of campus is the base of operations and the location within the May Fourth Historic District makes it impossible to modify the existing building in a constructive way. Therefore, the university has set the construction of a new building for the program as a facility improvement priority. The proposed building is programmed at approximately 120,000 SF and will include studios, classrooms, administrative offices and various shop and research spaces. The new building will be located on the Esplanade walkway extension, a path currently under construction between South Lincoln Streetand Haymaker Parkwayto connect the Kent Campus with downtown Kent. The connection of the building to its surrounding site will be an important part of the design and the project will include all sidewalks, parking lots, landscaping and utility extensions to the site and building. The university has identified three primary drivers of project: the building must be architecturally significant and representative of the stature of the CAED program; the building must be a model of sustainable design and energy performance; and the building must be affordable while accommodating all of the programmatic needs of the college. KentStatewill be interviewing the following, four (4) short-listed finalist firms interested in designing this project:Bialosky + Partners Architects, LLC, Richard L. Bowen + Associates, Inc., The Collaborative, Inc., andWestlake Reed Leskosky, Ltd..KentState is currently reviewing qualifications from Construction Management firms interested in this project. In addition to the A/E and CMR firms, separate consultants will be contracted with the university as the Major Construction Program Manager, LEED Process Consultant, and Commissioning Agent. This project will be registered with the USGBC for minimum Silver LEED certification. Maximizing energy conservation is a critical component of the design goals to comply with House bill 251. The A/E and CMR must demonstrate a thorough understanding and commitment to LEED design and is responsible for executing the design and meeting LEED goals as set forth by the university.
New Institutional Advancement Building
This project has been placed on hold for an undeterminable amount of time.
Olson Center Rehabilitation for Undergraduate Studies
OlsonCenter, located along the University Esplanade and adjacent to the Memorial Athletic and ConvocationCenter, was constructed in 1961 as a dining facility, but was converted to offices in the early 1980’s. The renovation of the building will address the growing list of deferred maintenance issues, but more importantly, will enhance the building facade facing this highly-visited section of the campus. The Department of Undergraduate Studies is located in the OlsonCenterwith the AcademicSuccessCentertutoring and other operations in the SchwartzCenterand the Main Library. Undergraduate Studies is responsible for assisting undecided students with degree and career planning; assessing the basic skills of all entering freshman students; providing tutoring services that promote student learning; and providing support tools and resources for low-income, first generation and precollege students. At 28,000 SF, the former kitchen and dining hall areas that currently house Undergraduate Studies and two departments from the Schoolof Artwill be transformed into a modern, student-focused tutoring and exploratory advising center. With its prime location in the center of campus, students will easily access tools to help them achieve success at KentStateUniversity, including group tutoring, walk-in tutoring, online tutoring and scheduled tutoring. The art programs, currently located on the north side of the building, will be permanently relocated into the new art facility once it is completed. On January 10, KentStatewill be interviewing three (3) shortlisted A/E firms:Domokur Architects, TC Architects, Incorporated, and Van Auken Akins Architects, LLC. On November 15, Kent State interviewed three (3), shortlisted Construction Management firms,Giambrone Construction, Inc., Hammond Construction, Inc., and Welty Building Company, LLC, in order to select one firm to serve as Construction Manager at Risk (CMR) for this project. Separate consultants will also be contracted withKentState as LEED Process Consultant and Commissioning Agent. This project will be registered with the USGBC for minimum Silver LEED certification. Maximizing energy conservation is a critical component of the design goals to comply with House Bill 251. The CMR must demonstrate a thorough understanding and commitment to LEED design and is responsible for executing the design and meeting LEED goals as set forth by the university.