Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.39
Liaison Laura Draucker
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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Amherst College
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 5.00 Laura Draucker
Director of Sustainability
Office of Environmental Sustainability
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Total floor area of building space:
203053 Square Metres

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 Metres
LEED O+M Gold or the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 0 Square Metres
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 Metres
LEED O+M Silver or at a step above minimum level under another 4 -or 5–tier GBC rating system 0 Square Metres
LEED O+M Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 0 Square Metres

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 Metres

Percentage of building space certified under a green building rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
0

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list or sample of certified buildings and ratings:
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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):
100

A copy of the IAQ management policy or protocol:
The website URL where the IAQ policy/protocol may be found:
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:
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A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:

A description of our Green Cleaning Program is available here : https://www.amherst.edu/amherst-story/today/green-amherst/what-the-college-is-doing/cleaning/node/10898. We are a self-operated and therefore do not have cleaning contracts.


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:

In 2018 we began a new energy management program called ACCEL - Amherst College Climate and Energy Leadership. This group meets once a month and brings together Sustainability, Design & Construction, and Operations to apply an energy efficiency lens to all of the work that we do. This program covers 100 % of the buildings on campus. As part of this program, we analyze data from our Building Management System and our metered data, which currently covers 97 % and 25 % of our buildings, respectively. We are using this data to identify energy projects we can do on campus. We fund these projects through operational budgets, capital renewal funds, and the Green Revolving Fund (GRF). This year we used GRF dollars to do a lighting project in the first year dorms, and we had student fellows analysis the data from our meters to show that we did see a reduction from April 2018 to April 2019 ( lights installed in January 2019). The metered data goes into Sky Spark where it can be used to create dashboards, which is the ultimate goal of the student fellows. The student fellows did create graphs from this data for a first-year dorm energy competition. More information found here : https://www.amherst.edu/amherst-story/today/green-amherst/what-the-college-is-doing/carbon-energy


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):
0

A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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