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Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date March 30, 2016
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STARS v2.0

American University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Amit Paul
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for existing buildings?:
Yes or No
LEED for Existing Buildings or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) No
The DGNB system, Green Star Performance, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM-In Use, CASBEE for Existing Building, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) No

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list or sample of certified buildings and ratings:

There are currently no buildings on campus certified under these rating systems


Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
3860748 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level (e.g. LEED Certified) 0 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level 0 Square Feet
4th Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for existing buildings:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is maintained in accordance with formally adopted sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies, but NOT certified:
3860748 Square Feet

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
May 1, 2010

A brief description of the sustainable building operations and maintenance program and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

3201 New Mexico Avenue
3201 New Mexico Avenue Parking
4000 Brandywine
4000 Brandywine Parking
4200 Wisconsin Avenue
4200 Wisconsin Avenue Parking
4401 Connecticut
4401 Connecticut Parking
4545 42nd Street
4545 42nd Street Parking
4620 Wisconsin Avenue
4620 Wisconsin Avenue Parking
Anderson Hall
Asbury Building
Battelle-Tompkins
Beeghly
Bender Library
Butler Pavilion
Cassell Hall
Centennial Hall
Centennial Hall Parking
Child Development
Clark Hall
Costume Shop
Dunblane
East Quad Building
Gray Hall
Hamilton Building
Hughes Hall
Hurst Hall
Jack Child Hall
Katzen Arts Center
Katzen Arts Center Parking
Kay Spiritual Life Center
Kogod School of Business
Kreeger Building
Leonard Hall
Letts Hall
Mary Graydon Center
McCabe Hall
McDowell Hall
McKinley Hall
Media Production Center
Nebraska Hall
Osborn Building
President's Office Building
Public Safety Building
Rockwood Building
Roper Hall
School of International Service
School of International Service Parking
Sports Center
Sports Center Annex
Sports Center Parking Garage
Tenley Garage/Maintenance Shop
Vehicle Maintenance Shop
Ward Circle Building
Washington College of Law
Washington College Of Law Annex
Washington College Of Law Annex II
Washington College of Law Parking
Watkins Building


A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies:

AU's Green Building policy states that "existing campus facilities will be operated and maintained to be equal to LEED Certified, or better." We are currently in the LEED EBOM certification process for 2 buildings. As a result of using LEED EB on campus, AU has implemented several policies and standard practices that are applicable in all buildings, not just those pursuing LEEB EB. These policies and practices include a green cleaning policy, green purchasing policy, IPM strategy, and construction standards around water efficient plumbing.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or sustainable operations and maintenance guidelines or policies is available:

We included all applicable building square footage from AU Floor Plans April 2015.

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