Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.79
Liaison Katharine Gross
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Lehigh University
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 5.00 Douglas Spengel
Associate Director Utilities and Engineering
Facilities Services
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Total floor area of existing building space:
4,537,256 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 0 Square Feet
Operated and maintained in accordance with a multi-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system 4,537,256 Square Feet
Operated and maintained in accordance with a single-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system
 0 Square Feet
Total 4,537,256 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:
0

A brief description of the sustainable operations and maintenance policy/program and/or O+M rating system(s) used:

Lehigh operates all of its buildings using a multi-attribute system but these practices are not certified by third-parties. Lehigh has an electric meter and a water meter in nearly every building. OP-5 explains the electric metering and an associated dashboard. OP-21 explains that Lehigh recently established water conservation goals. Thus, Lehigh is carefully monitoring electric and water usage in nearly every individual building to ensure that it is decreasing, consistent with the University's energy and water reduction goals. A green cleaning program is used in all buildings except on a few specific athletic surfaces such as wrestling mats. Lehigh also has policies in place for all buildings such as maintaining smoke-free buildings and to maintain indoor air quality.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable operations and maintenance program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Building operations and maintenance were not impacted by COVID-19 and therefore are representative of a normal year.

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