Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.69
Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date July 31, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Raritan Valley Community College
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.84 / 5.00 Susan Dorward
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
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Total floor area of building space:
580500 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:
The website URL where the IAQ policy/protocol may be found:
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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:

"Consistent with our Initiative to be a Green Campus, all janitorial products should be Green Seal certified or UL Environment (Ecologo) certified to the extent possible. Upon request, the contracting company will assist the College in calculating the annual percentage of janitorial product expenses that are green certified products. If a product is not green seal certified or U.L Environment certified, you are required to indicate this on the bid form."


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):
76.80

A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:

All buildings except Somerset, Hunterdon, and Childcare are managed by AutomatedLogic building management system, which (in general) sets thermostats to 69 (winter) and 72 (summer) when the buildings are occupied, and set to 55 (winter) and 80 (summer) when not occupied. Science and Workforce settings are always set to "occupied".

The system sends alerts and logs data, with alerts being handled immediately or addressed by our AutomatedLogic consultant who is on campus weekly. He meets with the Director of Facilities who prioritizes his work using information from the management system. The system makes it easy to monitor all buildings and equipment in realtime to ensure that climate is properly controlled. The Sustainability Coordinator uses the system to set weekly (varying) schedules for event venues in order to save energy.


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):
90.50

A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:

Most bathrooms have metered faucets, low-flush toilets, and waterless urinals. Two buildings use rooftop-collected water for toilets. Science does not have metered faucets. All new or replacement fixtures are metered/low-flush/waterless.

For our strategic plan, our goal is to reduce water usage by 10% by 2020 (compared to 2017). Water meters are checked regularly and analyzed to detect any unusual increase in usage. Monthly water usage is compared to historical data. Leaks are repaired immediately. Most leaks are in underground pipes, and we use a drone with infrared capabilities to find them when we can't find them visually.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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