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Liaison Jacob Saffert
Submission Date Feb. 4, 2015
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Saint John's University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jacob Saffert
Sustainability Fellow
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Constructed in 2009, the McKeown Center was the first LEED Certified building at Saint John’s. It was given gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for its use of sustainable materials and technology in its construction and its operation. It serves as the community and event center for Flynntown.


Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
1346820 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) 11872 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 0 Square Feet

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

Saint John's currently only has one LEED-certified building on campus, the McKeown Center. SJU does not plan to seek formal certification on future building projects, but will incorporate many of the green building designs and concepts used in the LEED standard in all upcoming renovation and construction projects.

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