Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.34
Liaison Barry Schwalbe
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2014
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Richland Community College
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.62 / 4.00 Greg Florian
Vice President
Finance & Administration
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Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for existing buildings?:
Yes or No
LEED for Existing Buildings or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) Yes
The DGNB system, Green Star Performance, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM-In Use, CASBEE for Existing Building, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) No

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list or sample of certified buildings and ratings:

U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy & Environment Design (LEED)


Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
317,532 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level (e.g. LEED Certified) 0 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 15,256 Square Feet

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Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
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Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for existing buildings:
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Floor area of building space that is maintained in accordance with formally adopted sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies, but NOT certified:
302,276 Square Feet

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
Jan. 1, 2009

A brief description of the sustainable building operations and maintenance program and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

Constructed in 2009, the building achieved a U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy & Environment Design (LEED) platinum designation. The Center fully demonstrates sustainable building technologies and methodologies, and assists in the reduction of Richland’s carbon footprint. Reflecting the unique relationship between the Applied Agribusiness Technology Park (AATP) and Richland Community College, the Center for Sustainability and Innovation is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Level certified building, the first such certified building on any State of Illinois community college campus and the first “green” building in Macon County. In addition, the 100KW wind turbine attached to the Center for Sustainability and Innovation was the first on any State of Illinois community college campus.


A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies:

We follow U.S. Green Building Council Guidelines


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or sustainable operations and maintenance guidelines or policies is available:

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