Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.78
Liaison Greg Farley
Submission Date Sept. 9, 2014
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George Mason University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 4.00 Tyler Orton
Projects Innovation Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for existing buildings?:
Yes or No
LEED for Existing Buildings or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) No
The DGNB system, Green Star Performance, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM-In Use, CASBEE for Existing Building, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) No

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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Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
7,063,505 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level (e.g. LEED Certified) ---
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) ---
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) ---
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level ---
Mid-Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level ---
4th Highest Level ---
Mid-Level ---
2nd Highest Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for existing buildings:
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Floor area of building space that is maintained in accordance with formally adopted sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies, but NOT certified:
7,063,505 Square Feet

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
July 1, 2010

A brief description of the sustainable building operations and maintenance program and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

All buildings on campus are operated in a sustainable manner in accordance with state regulations.


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.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or sustainable operations and maintenance guidelines or policies is available:

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