Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.51
Liaison Chris Frantsvog
Submission Date May 1, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Luther College
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.57 / 4.00 Jay Uthoff
Director of Facilities
Facilities Management
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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) Yes
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:
As a result of signing the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), Luther has committed to all new campus construction being built to at least the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED silver standard or equivalent.
Sampson-Hoffland Laboratories is LEED Gold certified.

Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
1,474,227 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) 71,997 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::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level 0 Square feet
Mid-Level 0 Square feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square feet

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 0 Square feet
4th Highest Level 0 Square feet
Mid-Level 0 Square feet
2nd Highest Level 0 Square feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for existing buildings:
0 Square feet

Floor area of building space that is maintained in accordance with formally adopted sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies, but NOT certified:
1,402,230 Square feet

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
Sept. 1, 2008

A brief description of the sustainable building operations and maintenance program and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:
Luther's Green Cleaning Practices Policy pertains to all space on campus. Practices include the use of green cleaning products, employing cleaning processes that benefit public health and the environment, and purchasing environmentally preferable custodial products.

A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies:
A copy of the Green Cleaning Policy is made available to all staff and students who do custodial work, and any other relevant parties, who do maintenance and custodial work on the Luther College campus. Work supervisors ensure enforcement of the policy.

The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or sustainable operations and maintenance guidelines or policies is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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