Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.12
Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date July 25, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Emory University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.02 / 5.00 Joan Kowal
Senior Director for Energy Strategy and Utilities
Campus Services
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Total floor area of building space:
10,641,529 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 122,000 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:
1.15

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

Emory University uses LEED O+M as the primary green building certification system for operations and maintenance. Goizueta Business School is LEED O+M Gold certified.

However, Emory developed its own internal operations and maintenance program. The Sustainable Performance Program (SPP) is an ongoing commissioning program that was implemented to protect Emory’s investment of new construction commissioning and existing building retro-commissioning. The SPP utilizes processes intended to sustain and continuously improve the system performance and energy usage of a facility over time. 21 buildings are currently a part of the SPP, which encompass 3 million sq. ft.


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):
100

A copy of the IAQ management policy or protocol:
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The website URL where the IAQ policy/protocol may be found:
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:

Emory's cleaning is conducted by its in-house custodial staff, which adheres to a university-wide green cleaning policy. All cleaning products purchases are GreenSeal or EcoLogo certified. The green cleaning policy can be found at http://www.campserv.emory.edu/fm/documents/greenclean.pdf.

Emory's Design and Construction Standards state that all buildings must "[u]se cleaning products and procedures as outlined in Emory University’s Green Cleaning Manual, current edition, as developed by Emory’s Building and Residential Services Department. Generally, cleaning and housekeeping products should meet or exceed Green Seal Standard GS-7." http://www.campserv.emory.edu/pdc/documents/planning_construction/Emory_Design_and_Construction_Standards_website.pdf


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:

All of Emory's buildings are monitored by an internal energy and water management or benchmarking program. All of Emory's major buildings, including clinics and hospitals, are monitored by Energy Star Portfolio Manager.

17% of uncertified building space is maintained using Emory's Sustainability Performance Program, which is an innovative ongoing commissioning program that finds and maintains the facility’s optimal energy performance level through monitoring, testing, and automated alarming.

Emory has enrolled 6.5 million square feet of space in the DOE's Better Building Challenge, and is committed to reducing energy and water consumption 20% by 2020. This energy management and benchmarking program uses Energy Star Portfolio Manager as the tracking and reporting platform.


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:

All of Emory's buildings are monitored by an internal energy and water management or benchmarking program. Almost all of Emory's buildings are monitored by Energy Star Portfolio Manager.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Data reported for 2015-2016 fiscal year.

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