Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.64
Liaison Greg Maybury
Submission Date May 2, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Hope College
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.05 / 4.00 Kara Slater
Director Physical Plant
Physical Plant
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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):
1869121 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) 0 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 0 Square Feet
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::
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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::
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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:
67200 Square Feet

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
March 31, 2016

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

The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is certified LEED Silver for BD&C. As part of that certification we adopted green cleaning protocols. The building was also built using recycled and locally sourced materials. Any required maintenance will use the same materials. The building is also privately metered and monitored for electric, water and steam usage.


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

The building is audited at least annually for compliance with green cleaning procedures. Hope College also has a long-standing tradition of upkeep of buildings to the same standard as which they were built, as can be evidenced by the condition of our historic structures.


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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