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Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date March 23, 2016
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Denison University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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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):
1886000 Square Feet

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) 0 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 0 Square Feet

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 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

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 0 Square Feet
4th Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

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

Floor area of building space that is maintained in accordance with formally adopted sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies, but NOT certified:
1886000 Square Feet

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
May 4, 2012

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

Denison has building level energy and water metering and an energy dashboard system. We continually upgrade and improve energy efficiency and water conservation in our buildings by deploying timed switches, occupancy sensors, and low-flow fixtures. We use Eco Logo and Green Seal cleaning supplies. Landscaping utilizes native species and we employ a number of strategies to reduce the impacts of runoff and erosion.

We do not have a formal indoor air quality policy, but we do make every attempt to ensure proper ventilation for indoor spaces and adhere to standards for required air exchanges per hour for all buildings with HVAC systems.


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

The Sustainability Committee and the Office of Sustainability review establish metrics and review data on our green building operations and maintenance strategies.


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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These guidelines were adopted and included in Denison's first Campus Sustainability & Climate Action Plan that was developed by the Sustainability Committee and implemented in May 2012.

Denison maintains an internal password protected website where most of this information resides. Public access web pages have limited information on this topic.

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