Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.19
Liaison Emma Blandford
Submission Date March 2, 2021

STARS v2.2

Georgia Institute of Technology
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.36 / 5.00 Anne Rogers
Sustainability Program & Portfolio Manager
Office of Campus Sustainability
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Total floor area of existing building space:
14,725,107 Square feet

Floor area of existing building space operated and maintained in accordance with a sustainable management policy/program and/or a green building rating system:
Existing floor area
Certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute, Green Building Council (GBC) rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Platinum) 0 Square feet
Certified at the 2nd highest level under a 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Gold) 0 Square feet
Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., BREEAM-In Use Very Good) 0 Square feet
Certified at a step above minimum level under a 4 -or 5–tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Silver) 0 Square feet
Certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., BREEAM In-Use Pass or LEED O+M Certified) 0 Square feet
Certified at any level under a non-GBC rating system or single-attribute rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings 4,837,253 Square feet
Operated and maintained in accordance with a multi-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system 0 Square feet
Operated and maintained in accordance with a single-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system
 8,000,000 Square feet
Total 12,837,253 Square feet

Percentage of existing building space certified under a green building rating system rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
32.85

A brief description of the sustainable operations and maintenance policy/program and/or O+M rating system(s) used:
Georgia Tech's green cleaning program is certified under the Green Seal standards.
Georgia Tech's indoor pest management service covers about 8M square feet of building space and operates with IPM standards. Under our contract with Gregory Pest Control, Gregory provides the G Smart™ program, Gregory’s innovative Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. https://smarterpestcontrol.com/about-us/our-approach/

Georgia Tech Building Services first implemented green cleaning in 2003 by removing toxic chemical cleaners and replacing them with more environmentally-friendly products. More than over 20 traditional cleaning chemicals were removed and were replaced by Green Seal certified products. Since that time, the Building Services Department has gone on to remove traditional cleaning products from the cleaning inventory and replaced with chemical-free cleaning processes which developed into a cost-savings of over $492,090 during an eight-year period by using ionized water through an Ionator to currently using GenEon products.

Our Georgia Tech green cleaning program reduces chemical exposures and supports positive outcomes by protecting student’s and other building occupants’ health, thereby putting our students in a better position to learn. Protecting the health of custodial staff who work closely with the cleaning supplies and the environment by reducing potentially hazardous chemicals from being released is another positive result.



The program implemented by Building Services is also Green Seal certified since 2016.

https://news.gatech.edu/2016/02/10/green-cleaning-program-earns-green-seal-approval

The program is also certified in ISSA CIMS certification in 2019.

https://facilities.gatech.edu/news/building-services-achieves-second-nationally-recognized-green-cleaning-certificate

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable operations and maintenance program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
http://facilities.gatech.edu/green-cleaning

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