Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Carol Rosskam
Submission Date May 28, 2021
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STARS v2.1

Northeastern University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Joseph Ranahan
Director - Energy
Facilities
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Total floor area of building space:
7,839,565 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):
100

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:

Stated in Northeastern University's Sustainable Practices and Operations Guidelines, the University is committed to purchasing products that minimize environmental impacts, toxins, pollution, and hazards to community safety to the greatest extent possible and prefer products that include recycled content, are durable and long- lasting, conserve energy and water, use agricultural fibers and residues, reduce green house gas emissions, use unbleached or alternative chlorine free agents, are lead free or mercury free, and use wood from sustainably harvested forests.

To that end, each request for proposal clearly states a preference for green cleaning methods and products (green seal) and asks contract award vendor to provide a written verification and inventory of products used.

 
 

 use
 unbleached
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 alternative
  chlorine
 free


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:

The university uses a sub-metering system to measure and record building interval data for electricity consumption at a building level. Thermal interval data is recorded through the metering system at the central heating plant and expansion to buildings is planned in the future. All buildings are benchmarked by the Energy Group to identify and repair poorly performing buildings.


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:

Water data is metered at a building level by the local utility and has been connected to the campus metering system in select buildings to measure and record interval data. All buildings are benchmarked by the Energy Group to identify and repair poorly performing buildings.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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