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Overall Score 66.79
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Submission Date May 26, 2016
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Colorado College
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.44 / 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):
191,089.86 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:
183,728.97 Square Metres

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
Nov. 24, 2015

A brief description of the sustainable building operations and maintenance program and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

The intent of the guidelines is to provide general guidance on O&M procedures applied in all college facilities, to achieve high performance and sustainable practices in the operations and maintenance of buildings and infrastructures. These guidelines will provide Facilities Services staff with clear and consistent sustainable operations and maintenance principles intended to achieve high performing indoor and outdoor environments at the college as specified in the Colorado College Facility High Performance Design Guidelines Manual, October 2014. Implementation of sustainable building operations and maintenance practices directly impacts ongoing building costs and the internal occupant comfort and external building environment. Successful campus-wide implementation of these O&M guidelines can therefore lead to substantial economic, social, and environmental benefits. The O&M guidelines are built on a preventative maintenance ideology rather than a reactive maintenance ideology. The guidelines cover both academic and residential buildings. Academic buildings account for 1,292,850 Square Feet, while Residential Life buildings account for 44,521 Square Feet (Apartments) & 640,272 Square Feet (Student Residences).


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

The institution ensures compliance with the sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines through 1.) Annual training of Shop Staff, 2.) Asking staff to set personal annual goals for integrating sustainable practices into their tasks, and 3.) Annual recognition of achievements through performance reviews and other staff recognition opportunities.


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

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