Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.17
Liaison Courtney Stoner
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

American University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.51 / 5.00 Hannah Moskowitz
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Total floor area of building space:
4,553,431.82 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a green building rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council:
Certified Floor Area
LEED O+M Platinum or the highest achievable level under another GBC rating system 0 Square Feet
LEED O+M Gold or the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 0 Square Feet
Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier GBC rating system (e.g. BREEAM-In Use, CASBEE for Existing Buildings, DGNB, Green Star Performance) 0 Square Feet
LEED O+M Silver or at a step above minimum level under another 4 -or 5–tier GBC rating system 17,002 Square Feet
LEED O+M Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified under a non-GBC rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings, e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes CIEB:
0 Square Feet

Percentage of building space certified under a green building rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
0.37

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

Gray Hall gained LEED Silver Certification in 2016 under LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance 2009.


Of the institution's uncertified building space, what percentage of floor area is maintained in accordance with a published indoor air quality (IAQ) management policy or protocol? (0-100):
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A copy of the IAQ management policy or protocol:
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The website URL where the IAQ policy/protocol may be found:
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Of the institution's uncertified building space, what percentage of floor area is maintained in accordance with a published green cleaning policy, program or contract ? (0-100):
100 #

A copy or the green cleaning policy:
A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:

Green cleaning policy is reviewed regularly.


Of the institution's uncertified building space, what percentage of floor area is maintained in accordance with an energy management or benchmarking program? (0-100):
100 #

A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:

The energy management team enters each buildings’ consumption for chilled water, gas, electric, district steam, and solar into the EPA’s Portfolio Manager tool. The team monitors the energy usage and Portfolio Manager generated scores for each building to compare year-by-year usage and cost.


Of the institution's uncertified building space, what percentage of floor area is maintained in accordance with a water management or benchmarking program? (0-100):
100 #

A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:

Buildings are submetered and benchmarked in ENERGYSTAR Portfolio Manager.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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All applicable building square footage is included from FY17.

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