Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.48
Liaison David Gibson
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

College of the Atlantic
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 5.00 Andrea Russell
Sustainability Coordinator and Community Energy Center Program Manager
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Total floor area of building space:
152,347 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:

N/A


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):
0

A copy of the IAQ management policy or protocol:
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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:
A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:

The green cleaning guidelines have been in place since the founding of College of the Atlantic. The following applies to all buildings at COA:

“College of the Atlantic has been committed to green products for cleaning and maintenance since its founding. In support of COA’s mandate to reduce unnecessary chemicals on campus, reduce our environmental impact, and increase human health and safety on campus, College of the Atlantic continues to actively pursue environmentally friendly cleaning products, recycled and post-consumer paper products, and non-toxic wax and painting products.

1. Whenever possible, COA will procure green seal certified cleaning products.
2. COA has a long-standing relationship with our supplier, and will continue to foster such relationships, ensuring that, as new green cleaning products become available, or as others are taken off the market, we have an industry connection to help facilitate continuity of procurement.
3. In accordance with the Wood and Paper Products Procurement Policy, COA will purchase post-consumer, recycled, or tree-free paper products.”


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:

COA’s Energy Management plan is derived from our Energy Framework, which sets goals for energy use on campus based on historic and real-time tracked data. The plan to achieve these goals was created through analyzing the data and is referenced to a baseline year of performance. The Director of Energy Education and Management is tasked with making sure COA is on track to fulfill its energy goals. She reports to the campus community each year on the progress of the Energy Framework.

The Energy Team, consisting of the Director of Energy Education and Management, the Buildings and Grounds Director and staff, a graduate student, and the Chief Financial Officer of the college, exists to oversee building management and improvement. Professional energy audits of every building on campus have been completed. Energy monitoring equipment has been installed in a number of buildings with installation in the remaining buildings being completed this year. Through gathering, tracking and analyzing data, a plan for achieving goals is underway. In addition to achieving goals for energy use and efficiency, it is recognized that outreach and education is paramount to the success of the plan.


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):
0

A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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