Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.49
Liaison Amy Elvidge
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Emerson College
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 5.00 Duncan Pollock
AVP Campus Services
Campus Services
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Total floor area of building space:
1429317 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 0 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:
0 Square Feet

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

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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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):
0

A copy of the IAQ management policy or protocol:
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):
100

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

All of our buildings utilize certified green clean program, as outlined in LEED and by the EPA. Our night cleaning contract company meets these guidelines as well.

Please see this site for Green Cleaning regulations and specifications: https://www.usgbc.org/credits/new-construction-core-and-shell-schools-new-construction-retail-new-construction-commercia-0


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):
100

A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:

We use School Dude to track our utility bills and consumption; we are a member of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA) and follow their standards, guidelines and benchmarking; we are associated with Building Owners Managers association for which we do best practices; and we contract Sightlines to provide benchmarking services against other leading schools and suggest improvement areas.


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):
100

A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:

We benchmark our water and wastewater on a monthly basis using reports from the public water & wastewater service provider. We use the company Sightlines to document this year to year and benchmark our consumption and management. We have significantly decreased our water consumption per square foot and campus user since 2007.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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