Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.98
Liaison Greg Farley
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

George Mason University
OP-1: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.63 / 7.00 Margaret Lo
University Sustainability Director
Sustainability
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Total building space that meets "Eligible Buildings Criteria":
6,652,926 Gross Square Feet

Building space that is maintained in accordance with sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies but is NOT certified under LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M:
6,652,926 Gross Square Feet

Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Certified :
0 Gross Square Feet

Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Silver certified :
0 Gross Square Feet

Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Gold certified :
0 Gross Square Feet

Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Platinum certified :
0 Gross Square Feet

The website URL where a copy of the institution's guidelines or policies for sustainable building operations and maintenance is available :
An electronic copy of the guidelines or policies:
The date(s) the policies or guidelines were adopted:
July 1, 2010

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

George Mason University (Mason) is a state institution of higher education within Virginia. As such, Mason follows and implements executive orders enacted by the Governor of Virginia. Executive Order 19 (2010): Conservation and Efficiency in the Operation of State Government builds upon Executive Order 89(2009) that addresses energy conservation and efficiency; water conservation and efficiency within buildings and in landscaping; air quality; waste reduction; use of environmentally preferred products; and green building standards. As examples, Mason ensures compliance with a performance contract to reduce energy and water consumption; cultivates low maintenance native plants in its landscaping; utilizes green cleaning products; purchases energy efficient appliances whenever possible; buys recycled content products whenever possible; and constructs new buildings to LEED Silver standards.


George Mason University has submitted building space data for fiscal year 2010 as its performance year for STARS since fiscal year 2011 data was still being compiled at the time of submission.

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