Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.34
Liaison Mary Whitney
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2018
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Chatham University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 5.00 Mary Whitney
University Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Total floor area of building space:
1,100,000 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:
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:

We keep cleaning in-house, and purchase our products according to Chatham University Sustainable Procurement Guideline.


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:

Chatham is affiliated to Pittsburgh’s 2030 Districts, whose mission is to reduce energy use, water consumption, transportation emissions by 50% by 2030. To do our part in fulfilling this mission, Chatham uses many live-data platforms to monitor our data usage at this institution. We use Lucid to provide an energy dashboard at our Eden Hall campus. This platform portrays the amount of energy being produced and used for all the buildings at that campus. To monitor our solar thermal production, we use Automated Logic. This data is then inserted into SIMAP to track our greenhouse gas emissions (i.e., Scope 1, 2, and 3 emission factors), in addition to Portfolio Manager to monitor our electricity, heating, and water usage. Between these sources, we can fulfill the monitoring requirements for Second Nature, and the platform used to track progress for 2030 Districts.

By combining these different analytical tools, it allows us to have a holistic view of Chatham’s sustainability initiatives and will enable us to narrow in and prioritize specific sustainability-related recommendations for both facilities and the Board of Trustees. Based on the issues specific to our region, Chatham is prioritizing our transition to LED lighting sources and identifying stormwater management reduction at this time.

Second Nature
http://reporting.secondnature.org/ape/ape-public!597

About 2030 Districts
http://www.2030districts.org/pittsburgh


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:

Chatham is a Pittsburgh 2030 District affiliate, and reports energy use, water consumption, transportation emissions, and IAQ survey data to the 2030 District / Green Building Alliance on an annual basis. We conduct regular building performance assessments.


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