Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2016
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Sewanee - The University of the South
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.15 / 4.00 Amy Turner
Director of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Office of Environmental Stewardship and 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) No
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:

LEED BD+C guidelines (whether formally certified or not) are used for all new building construction.


Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
1,403,057 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) 52,627 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 24,137 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 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:
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A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
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The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
June 3, 2012

A brief description of the sustainable building operations and maintenance program and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:
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A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies:

In compliance with a new goal in the SMP, the university is in the process of forming a Facilities Energy Committee which will not only meet regularly to address ongoing EC plans and projects, but will be the group that oversees compliance with the new Sewanee Green-Plus Building Standards, a guide that is under development that focuses and goes beyond the LEED certification requirements.


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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