Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.95
Liaison Joan Pauly
Submission Date June 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Berea College
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 5.00 Joan Pauly
Sustainability Coordinator
Operations & Sustainability
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Total floor area of building space:
1,630,000 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:
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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:
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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:

https://www.berea.edu/sustainability/green-cleaning/

Berea College has enacted many green cleaning policies throughout the campus. In 2007, Facilities Management shifted to Green Seal certified cleaners as the preferred cleaning supplies for campus-wide housekeeping. These environmentally preferred cleaners are packaged in bulk concentrates that are dispensed through an automated system that dilutes it with a precise amount of water. The paper products, such as paper towels and toilet paper that are stocked in restrooms and kitchens across campus are produced with post-consumer recycled content. Students have also initiated programming in residence halls and the Ecovillage to teach residents about the benefits of environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies and how to make home-made green cleaners with household ingredients.

Suppliers may be asked to provide information on their company’s green initiatives and
environmentally preferable purchasing practices will be incorporated into contracts when feasible. Purchasing decisions will consider recycled content, waste minimization and energy efficiency as integral components of the decision-making process. Basic qualities for consideration include:

Cost
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effectiveness

Recycled content

Energy efficiency

Durability

Solid waste (packaging, etc.)

Total life cycle impact (manufacturing process, disposal


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:

Berea College takes energy efficiency and renewable energy seriously. Over the past decade, Berea has completed millions in renovations and new construction with numerous green building and energy-efficient features reflected in the practice to pursue a minimum of LEED Silver Certification standards. Berea’s Central Plant replaced its coal-fired heat plant in 2006 and eliminated the annual use of about 4,000 pounds of coal. The new system also reduced Berea’s gas use by 39% in the first year alone. Berea College has several small photovoltaic installations for demonstration and offsetting purposes. While these solar arrays constitute less than 1% of the total institutional electricity supply, they represent an educational commitment to exploring alternative energy options in the Appalachian region. As part of monitoring, Berea College's uses School Dude and Sightlines to collect utility data and to analyze the information to insure the campus is running as energy efficiently as possible and real time energy usage displays on a number of its buildings throughout campus.

https://www.berea.edu/sustainability/energy-water/


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:

Water consumption is a particular concern for Berea College, where our source lies within the College forest. Some of the many water reduction initiatives on campus include installation of low-flow fixtures in buildings, a requirement for dual flush valves for any toilet replacements, and bottle filling stations specified as a rule for each dorm renovation. Sustainable storm water management strategies have also been adopted including rain gardens and permeable pavements where practical in order to reduce the volume and rate of storm run-off from the campus. The newest renovation at Draper Hall will also be equipped with a rainwater collection system that will be used for flushing toilets. These water conservation policies have a huge impact on water consumption per student - going from over 75,000 per capita in 1999 to just over 15,000 gallons per capita in 2012. Like energy, Berea College uses real time water usage displays on a number of its buildings throughout campus.

https://www.berea.edu/sustainability/energy-water/


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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