Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 42.75
Liaison John Stolz
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Duquesne University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.42 / 5.00
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Total floor area of building space:
3838427 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 10114 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:
12232 Square Feet

Percentage of building space certified under a green building rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
0.58

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list or sample of certified buildings and ratings:

The PNC Atrium in Duquesne University's Union Building (Floor 2) is LEED Gold O+M Certified.


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):
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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):
80

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

As part of its responsible environmental stewardship efforts, Duquesne has implemented a selection process that limits the VOC levels of the cleaning products, paints and other chemicals purchased by the University. An estimated 80% of the cleaning products used on campus are environmentally friendly, with low or no VOC content.


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):
0

A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:

The majority of campus spaces have energy automation systems which turns off lights and temperatures down during times when buildings, floors, or rooms are not in use. Duquesne University is in the process of introducing smart building infrastructure.


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:

The unofficial policy of Duquesne University Facilities Department is to install low-flow and water efficient appliances throughout campus when products need to be replaced. This number will steadily increase until all water systems are high-efficiency.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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