Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.51
Liaison Karen Eckert, Ph.D.
Submission Date March 5, 2021
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STARS v2.1

Principia College
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.54 / 5.00 Paul Lehr
Director
Facilities
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Total floor area of building space:
1,084,017 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):
0

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

The green cleaning standard (attached) is reviewed annually as a partnership between the Director of Housekeeping (Facilities Department) and the Director of the Center for Sustainability. Nearly every "high priority for transition" product has been eliminated from inventory, bulk dispensers are now the norm, and third-party certification (e.g., Green Seal) preferences are communicated to all vendors.


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):
8.80

A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:

A comprehensive retrocommissioning study (RCx) was completed in 2020 of our largest campus building (Crafton Athletic Center @ 95,739 ft2). The study provided a building/systems description, conducted a utility analysis, assessed energy efficiency measures, and made recommendations going forward. The study "found a number of significant opportunities to reduce energy consumption with minimal investment"; every recommendation with less than a one-year payback has been implemented. The college's multidisciplinary Strategic Energy Management (SEM) team has scheduled an annual review of the baseline to ensure continued high performance. P.S. We have just released an FRP for a comprehensive Energy Management Plan for the college.


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):
0

A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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This credit has been revised in accordance with AASHE peer-review. Specifically, we brought to "zero" the credit for Indoor Air Quality Management (which we interpreted to require a published indoor air quality standard; i.e., https://www.ashrae.org/news/hvacrindustry/updated-standard-62-1 ... we didn't realize that it needed to be a Principia published standard) and Water Management and Benchmarking.

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