Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.19
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2017
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Colgate University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 5.00 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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Total floor area of building space:
2422000 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:

Lathrop Hall is LEED certified as verified by the USGBC green building system.


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:

Colgate's Green Cleaning Policy and Plan addresses environmental best practices for cleaning interior building spaces at the university. Specifically, it addresses the use of sustainable cleaning, hard-floor and carpet products, and entryway systems; procuring sustainable cleaning equipment; developing and implementing standard operating procedures for effective cleaning; promoting and improving hand hygiene; developing guidelines for handling cleaning chemicals; developing staffing and employee training requirements; collecting and addressing occupant feedback; and establishing procedures for use of chemical concentrates and dilution systems.

See attached Colgate's Green Cleaning Policy and Program for details.


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:

Colgate University has a comprehensive energy management program that includes metering, submetering, and implementation of a centralized energy management platform (Day Automation). We also have nine (9) of our buildings connected to the Lucid Dashboard system. Lucid helps us run student energy competitions in our residence halls as well as better manage our buildings. We also have a full-time energy manager on campus who assesses energy performance on campus and implements new programs. Colgate's energy manager works closely with the Office of Sustainability to better manage energy and carbon on campus. These systems and programs allow us to benchmark and monitor energy, water, and carbon metrics in our buildings in real-time. Our energy management program has resulted in a steady decrease in energy consumed on campus since our baseline in 2009.


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:

Each of our buildings is metered and monitored through our Day Automation system. We also have nine (9) of our buildings connected to the Lucid Dashboard system. Lucid helps us run student energy and water competitions in our residence halls as well as better manage water consumption in our buildings. Over the past few years, Colgate has switched every shower head on campus to low-flow models. We have also changed out most of our faucets and toilets to aerated and low-flow models.


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