Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.36
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date June 8, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Colorado College
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 George Eckhardt
Campus Planner
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for existing buildings?:
Yes or No
LEED for Existing Buildings or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) No
The DGNB system, Green Star Performance, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM-In Use, CASBEE for Existing Building, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) No

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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Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
168,910.38 Square Metres

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level (e.g. LEED Certified) Square Metres
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) Square Metres
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) Square Metres
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) Square Metres

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level Square Metres
Mid-Level Square Metres
Highest Achievable Level Square Metres

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level Square Metres
4th Highest Level Square Metres
Mid-Level Square Metres
2nd Highest Level Square Metres
Highest Achievable Level Square Metres

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for existing buildings:
Square Metres

Floor area of building space that is maintained in accordance with formally adopted sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies, but NOT certified:
Square Metres

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
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The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
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A brief description of the sustainable building operations and maintenance program and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

Currently Facilities Services and the Office of Sustainability together are seeking a new ACM Consortium High Performance Building Construction and Renovation certification program. At present, this is not recognized by an official Established Green Building Council (GBC), but this is certainly an effort at taking steps to improve sustainability performance of our buildings and to utilize expertise of other schools and individuals in collaborating to improve building sustainability.


A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies:

The institution continually assesses and reflects on the sustainable aspects of new and existing buildings. Facilities services has taken steps to comply with a sustainability ethic, such as, investing considerably to add individual energy meters to all buildings and energy intensive areas previously served by multi-building utility master meters, or by the central plant distribution systems for cooling and heating. Facilities and the Office of Sustainability are working to create more tangible and definite guidelines through the ACM Consortium High Performance Building Construction and Renovation certification. In the foreseeable future this certification will provide stricter policies to which the Campus Sustainability Council, the Office of Sustainability, Facilities, and the administration will be responsible to comply.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or sustainable operations and maintenance guidelines or policies is available:

CC has invested considerably to add individual energy meters to all buildings and energy intensive areas previously served by multi-building utility master meters or by the central plant distribution systems for cooling and heating. CC also monitors and trends the energy usage in order to identify any excessive usage in order to make corrections or adjustments in operating and maintenance systems and is pursuing the ACM Consortium High Performance Building Construction and Renovation certification thus we are “taking steps to improve sustainability performance of their buildings” as quoted from the technical manual.

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