Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.83
Liaison Tom Twist
Submission Date June 12, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bates College
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.90 / 5.00 Tom Twist
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Total floor area of building space:
1,840,000 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 0 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

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

We build all of our buildings to LEED Silver equivalent, but do not certify, for cost reasons.


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:
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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:
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A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:

Our new head of custodial services has just negotiated a new contract with a Gorham, Maine based cleaning company, Genesan, which uses environmentally friendly cleaning products. This company will supply all of our day to day cleaning products.
Bates College uses a series of different Genesan cleaning products that either “meet or exceed environmental sustainability standards set forth by the USDA, EPA, Green Seal, EcoLogo, EU Ecolabel, and are certified 100% CO2 Neutral." The company Genesan began in 2006 and is based in Gorham, ME, maintaining Bates College’s interest in using local products. Genesan offers one of the highest percentage of sustainable products in the industry. Over 54% of Genesan products are classified as bio-based and derived from natural sources. 50% of their raw materials are sourced within 40 miles and 85% are sourced within a 400-mile radius of their production facility which is powered with 100% green energy. Genesan is a company that is certified CO2 neutral and offsets 100% of the carbon generated in the transport of their products from their manufacturing facility to their distributors.

More info on their products here -

http://www.cleaneasier.com/sustainability


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:

We have installed building monitoring and controls for monitoring, goal-setting, and curtailment procedures. We had some of these practices in place previously, but they were performed manually. This is an enormous improvement. We also have involved the faculty and students in our data logging, where they are creating data loggers based on readily accessible parts and open-source software, and using these loggers to develop a temperature profile of each building, so that we can have more exact setback temps and times.

Our now more robust program consists of building-scale monitoring of electricity and steam, as well as an automated BMS to control nighttime and holiday temperature setbacks. We can now monitor the performance of individual buildings on the central steam and electrical loop, and enforce temperature and energy standards across campus.


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):
80

A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:

In 2014, our Energy Manager, together with our Energy Task Force, set about tracking our water use, and developed a section of our Utility Management Plan dedicated to 1) water monitoring, which takes place every month via city water bills, assessed by the Energy Manager, as well as 2) water management strategies, which include installing low-flow plumbing fixtures (toilets, sinks, shower heads), monitoring steam plant makeup water, and using rain water harvesting and grey water where appropriate.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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