Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.98
Liaison Michael Amadori
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 5.00 Howard Simmons
Director
Facilities
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Total floor area of building space:
1523838 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:
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:

HWS has a well-developed green cleaning program established to minimize negative environmental, building system, and health impacts, and to reduce the exposure of building occupants to hazardous contaminants. The housekeeping manager, as guided by Sodexo Campus Services, holds responsibility for developing and managing the green cleaning policies and programs, which apply comprehensively to all building space. In addition to ongoing progress in green cleaning over the past decade, attention to green cleaning operations in the recently constructed LEED BD+C Gold certified Gearan Center for the Performing Arts has advanced and solidified the campus-wide green cleaning program. The best practices established address, at a minimum, product purchasing, entryway systems, cleaning equipment, operating procedures, and training. Green cleaning policy and program components at HWS include, but are not limited to:

• Utilization of Green Seal certified products (more than 90% of all cleaning products at HWS) that meet the standards and sustainability criteria for the appropriate categories (e.g. GS-37 for general purpose cleaners, GS-40 for floor-care products, and GS-41 for hand soaps)
• Utilization of unbleached/recycled paper products
• Low water cleaning with microfiber cloths and specialized mop equipment
• Cold water cleaning techniques
• Floor and carpet maintenance is designed to use few, or no, harmful chemicals, remove contaminants, and protect floors
• Rider sweepers are used for high productivity cleaning of large areas with fume-free batteries that eliminate engine exhaust and include a 3-stage dust control and air flow filtration system
• Backpack vacuums meet industry standards for indoor air quality and comfortable carrying
• Utilization of equipment (vacuums, etc.) that minimize dust and contaminants
• Ionization cleaning (using Ionator EXP devices), which uses only tap water, are used for general cleaning
• Walk-off mats and/or grates of a minimum 10 feet long are used in primary entrances wherever possible, with routine vacuuming and surface cleaning occurring daily
• Safe storage and handling procedures have been established that include locked closets, authorized only access, and health and safety training


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:

HWS utilizes a suite of tools and systems to ensure effective energy management across the entire campus. Large and/or complex buildings are connected to a central Building Automation System (BAS). The campus runs two BAS, the first being Andover Controls, and the Second is Automated Logic. These systems measure temperatures within the spaces, factor in outside air temperatures, and then command the boilers, air handlers, and other heating and cooling devices. The systems are designed to maximize energy efficiency while balancing comfort and performance in the buildings. Additionally, the BAS are able to trend and report on system and component performance, as well as generate alarms when a component or a building falls outside of specification. Smaller buildings are monitored by the NEST thermostat system which are configured to a dashboard page for monitoring. Boilers that are not tied to the BAS systems have been outfitted with stand-alone controls to maximize their individual 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):
0

A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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