Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.69
Liaison Barbara Kviz
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Carnegie Mellon University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 5.00 Steve Guenther
Director of Facilities Operations
Facilities Management Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total floor area of building space:
6,240,096 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:
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:
A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:

The custodial services agreement for CMU includes a requirement for the provider to maintain ISSA CIMS Green Building certification.


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:

Carnegie Mellon is a member of the Pittsburgh 2030 District and we utilize Energy Star Portfolio Manager to report energy consumption on all campus buildings.


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:

Carnegie Mellon is a member of the Pittsburgh 2030 District and we utilize Energy Star Portfolio Manager to report water consumption on all campus buildings.


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

Our IAQ Program document attached, includes responsibilities for each department.
4.1 Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) - routinely monitors for carbon monoxide and radon in specified areas.
4.2 Facilities Management and Campus Services (FMCS) - preventive maintenance program routinely monitors building air filtration systems and changes of air filters, monitors water samples in the cooling system, uses only low VOC paint and carpet glue and adheres to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices.
4.4 Campus Design and Facility Development (CDFD) - monitors ongoing renovations or building projects using LEED guidelines for IAQ, using low VOC building materials and finishes, and PVC-free pipe in laboratories.

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