Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.28
Liaison Claire Rodgers
Submission Date June 28, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 5.00
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Total floor area of building space:
389,048 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:
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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):
0

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

The Orbio machine, used for blue cleaning, is leased on a monthly basis.


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 have an energy manager that takes weekly electric and gas meter readings in order to compare usage week over week for inconsistencies. We also track energy and gas usage month by month to compare to previous years. We benchmark our energy usage per GSF against six other similarly sized schools to get an idea of where we stand in comparison to our peers. In order to improve energy reduction, plans and projects have been proposed and some have moved forward as they are incorporated into Olin's budgets. A Revolving Green Fund was also established to help fund energy and water saving projects. The first project was an LED lighting upgrade in the academic building. On a smaller scale data loggers are used to track the energy of individual pieces of equipment in order to propose energy reduction projects. In the case of the lighting upgrade data loggers were used to track light usage in the classrooms to determine the project payback. Within the larger context of operations all new equipment is installed with energy efficiency in mind and any upgrades are also leveraged to increase energy efficiency.


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:

The town of Needham performs water quality tests on a quarterly basis. We follow MWRA standards.
Internally, the water meters are read weekly and compared to the previous week to look for issues such as leaks. Monthly water readings are also recorded in order to compare to previous months and years of data. The water usage data has been used to identify major system leaks as well as to implement water saving projects such as low flow faucets, flushometers, and low flow shower heads. These projects can also be funded by the Revolving Green Fund that was mentioned above.


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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Russell Zacharias, Director of Facilities
Claire Rodgers, Energy Manager

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