Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.47
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Colorado College
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 5.00 George Eckhardt
Campus Planner
Facilities Services
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Total floor area of existing building space:
205,572.60 Square Metres

Floor area of existing building space operated and maintained in accordance with a sustainable management policy/program and/or a green building rating system:
Existing floor area
Certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute, Green Building Council (GBC) rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Platinum) 0 Square Metres
Certified at the 2nd highest level under a 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Gold) 0 Square Metres
Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., BREEAM-In Use Very Good) 0 Square Metres
Certified at a step above minimum level under a 4 -or 5–tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Silver) 0 Square Metres
Certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., BREEAM In-Use Pass or LEED O+M Certified) 0 Square Metres
Certified at any level under a non-GBC rating system or single-attribute rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings 0 Square Metres
Operated and maintained in accordance with a multi-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system 205,572.60 Square Metres
Operated and maintained in accordance with a single-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system
 0 Square Metres
Total 205,572.60 Square Metres

Percentage of existing building space certified under a green building rating system rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
0

A brief description of the sustainable operations and maintenance policy/program and/or O+M rating system(s) used:

Colorado College has documented and practiced multi-attribute sustainable management policies and programs. The College's programs address water efficiency, energy, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality. These guidelines are outlined in the school's Sustainable Operations and Maintenance Guidelines Manual: https://www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/facilities/plan-design-ops-maint/Facility%20Design%20Guidelines%20Manual,%20Rev.%203-16-17....pdf


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable operations and maintenance program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Operations & Maintenance comprise the day-to-day activities necessary for built systems to perform their functions. O&M has developed into one term because a system cannot operate without being maintained. The enhanced guidelines in this document differ from typical O&M practices because of the underlying goals of sustainable practices mentioned above. A shift from reactive to preventive maintenance focus has already happened in Facilities Services shops.

Reactive Maintenance is sometimes referred to as breakdown maintenance or “replace on failure.” It is not a desirable approach as it guarantees interruption of service. Equipment life may be significantly shortened due to the lack of regular maintenance, and costs end up higher in the long run.

Preventive Maintenance refers to performing regularly scheduled tasks and equipment replacements to avoid problems before they occur. Examples of preventive maintenance include replacing fan belts annually or replacing air conditioning units every ten years. It is possible that the replaced equipment could operate longer, but the odds of a failure and the frequency of repairs increase as the equipment gets older. Replacement decisions must balance with the operational risk of equipment failure and resource efficiency of utilizing a material or system beyond end of projected useful life.

Predictive Maintenance relies on monitoring or testing to predict problems and deal with them before they become too big. Predictive maintenance tasks can include measuring vibration, temperatures, efficiency or other characteristics and comparing them to engineering limits. Equipment is repaired or replaced when results exceed limits.

2019 Annual Energy Report: https://www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/facilities/CC%202019%20Annual%20Energy%20Report.pdf

Complaints, work orders, and other requests are handled through the college's Facilities Services site (http://facilities3.coloradocollege.edu:85/home.html). All requests are tracked through WebTMA, the computerized maintenance management system.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.