Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.66
Liaison Enid Cardinal
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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Rochester Institute of Technology
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 5.00 Enid Cardinal
Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
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Total floor area of building space:
6132120 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:
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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:
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A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:

the following language is included in our vendor contract for cleaning supplies:

"To facilitate safety, toxics reduction, cost optimization, and green building objectives, the RIT requires detailed reporting on the cleaning products stored and used in campus buildings. Reporting details shall support compliance with LEED™ v4 O&M requirements for cleaning products. The Contractor shall submit monthly detailed usage reports to the Senior Sustainability Advisor and any other RIT points-of-contact that request these reports. The report(s) shall be submitted electronically, in a Microsoft Excel compatible format."

Through the supply contract, all building services staff members undergo Rochester Midland Corporation’s green housekeeping training and all of the products used for daily cleaning in academic and administrative buildings as well as student housing facilities are certified green products.


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):
100

A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:

RIT uses APPA's Facilities Performance Indicators to benchmark energy and other facilities metrics. Campus energy intensity per square foot is also benchmarked against historic campus data. A building control system is used to manage campus energy consumption and newer buildings also employ building dashboards.


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):
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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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