Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.49
Liaison Mary Easterling
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2020

STARS v2.2

Pennsylvania State University
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.02 / 5.00 Shelley McKeague
Environmental Compliance Specialist
Engineering Services
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Total floor area of existing building space:
21,862,762 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) 225,407 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 21,637,355 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 21,862,762 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:
1.03

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

The Smeal College of Business Building is certified Gold under LEED O&M for Existing Buildings. All other buildings are managed by a multi-attribute O&M program.

Penn State utilizes an Enterprise Energy Management Suite for tracking of energy commodity purchasing, energy and water consumption, meter data and real time energy data for a select number of buildings. This system allows for accurate tracking of energy consumption and the data is used to inform development of Energy Program projects. The Energy Program consists of energy usage monitoring and benchmarking, performance contracting, energy efficiency and continuous commissioning.
Energy - https://www.opp.psu.edu/sustainability/energy
Water - https://www.opp.psu.edu/sustainability/water

The Environmental Health and Safety unit manages comprehensive programs in Indoor Air Quality, Refrigerant Management and Integrated Pest Management.
https://ehs.psu.edu/indoor-air-quality/requirements-guidelines
https://ehs.psu.edu/Refrigerant-Management/overview
https://ehs.psu.edu/pesticide-management/pesticide-integrated-pest-management

Blue Cleaning - Custodial Services has developed the ACE Blue Cleaning for Health and Environment program. See Blue Cleaning Manual provided.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable operations and maintenance program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

Business Building - Smeal College of Business - Gold - LEED O&M for Existing Buildings v4
https://www.smeal.psu.edu/sustainability/walking-the-talk/smeal-leed-certification

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