Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.17
Liaison Emily Neal
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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Luther College
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.38 / 5.00 Jay Uthoff
Director of Facilities
Facilities Management
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Total floor area of building space:
1495052.36 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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The Sampson Hoffland Laboratories building and facilities project was awarded a LEED score of 39 points. The Green Building Certification Institute verified Luther’s gold award.

The Luther project team will soon receive a LEED gold certification glass plaque.

The Sampson Hoffland Laboratories design includes a variety of other sustainable strategies, including:

A rain garden: Rainwater that falls on the roof and adjacent site is piped to the rain garden, where it is allowed to return to the water table rather than sent to the storm sewer and routed to the river. Plants that have deep roots were chosen for the garden to aid in that process.

Protection of native habitat: The oak savanna that once dominated this area will be seen to the east of the building. This will provide wildlife habitat, decrease the need for mowing and maintenance, and reduce water runoff.

Parking: Two preferred parking spots reserved for hybrids or low-emission vehicles provide an incentive for driving a more environmentally friendly vehicle.

Alternative transportation: To encourage bicycling as a form of transportation, the new building has a shower and changing room. Bicycle storage is located adjacent to both entrances.

Restroom water usage: Toilets are designed to maximize the efficiency of the water used on every flush. There are two settings, up for liquid waste and down for solid waste. Ultra-low-flow urinals and aerators also save water.

Recirculating chilled water: Cooling water used to remove heat from scientific instrumentation is plumbed into the building’s chilled-water recirculation loop rather than wasting treated city water.

Diverting construction waste: During demolition and construction, the crew aimed to divert 75 percent of waste materials from disposal.

Local and recycled materials: About 10 percent of the materials used in the building were sourced regionally, within 500 miles. About 20 percent of the material used in the new building is made from post-consumer recycled content.

Occupancy sensors: Ultrasonic and infrared sensors detect occupancy and adjust the lighting and airflow. Unoccupied rooms automatically shut off the lights and reduce the airflow for energy conservation.

Low-emissivity glass: A thin, transparent coating on the building’s windows reflects radiant heat, allowing heat to be reflected back into the building in winter and away from the building in summer.

Low volatile organic compounds: These harmful compounds exist in materials found throughout buildings in paints, carpets, sealants and furnishings. Materials with low volatile organic compounds were chosen for the new building.

DOAS: A Dedicated Outdoor Air System provides the building with 100 percent fresh air while saving energy. Sampson Hoffland Laboratories uses a four-enthalpy-wheel air duct system that will save an estimated 20-25 percent on energy for air conditioning.

Opened in Fall 2008, Sampson Hoffland Laboratories includes 17 teaching labs, faculty-student research areas, lab and research support/storage areas, 21 faculty offices, over 4,800 square feet of study area, and a space for collaborative student-faculty research projects.


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:
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:
A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:

Luther does not contract our our cleaning services. Cleaning is done by custodians who are employed by Luther College. Our Green Cleaning Policy applies to all campus spaces.


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):
75

A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:

Luther College utilizes a web based control system throughout many of our buildings. We also review our annual energy consumption on a KBTU/square foot basis.


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):
100

A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:

Luther College utilizes low flow toilets, urinals, showers and faucets throughout its buildings. We monitor all of our water use, measure it, and compare our rates to previous years to evaluate our progress.


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