Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.59
Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date Aug. 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Raritan Valley Community College
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 5.00 Susan Dorward
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
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Total floor area of existing building space:
589,000 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) 0 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 0 Square Feet
Operated and maintained in accordance with a single-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system
 588,000 Square Feet
Total 588,000 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:
0

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

The campus is managed under the US EPA Portfolio Manager. An integrated pest management policy is followed campus-wide.

Recycling bins are available in all hallways. Organics collection containers are provided in the cafeteria, lounge and meeting areas. LED lighting has been installed in most locations, and all new bathroom fixtures are metered/sensor-driven, low-flow, and/or or waterless (urinals).

RVCC has a green cleaning program. Our floor machines all use the Tennant Echo H2O charged water cleaning method. We use hydrogen peroxide cleaners as a substitute for bleach. Since COVID started (spring 2020) we have been using hypochlorous acid in pump spray bottles and aerosolizers. Green cleaners and FSC and Ecologo paper products are used where possible.


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:
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Green cleaning information was provided by Philip Weaver.

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