Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.76
Liaison Mark Youndt
Submission Date March 10, 2017
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Skidmore College
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

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All building projects are thoroughly reviewed for sustainability features by a team of people, and the composition of the team varies depending on the size of the project. Our Assistant Director of Construction Services oversees all of our projects, and he holds a Masters of Science in Energy Management from the New York Institute of Technology and has attained designation as a Certified Energy Manager and Certified Geo-exchange Designer from the Association of Energy Engineers. We also draw on outside expertise on sustainability features depending on the type of project.

Zankel Music Center, Northwoods Apartment Buildings 10, 12, and 14, Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, and Sussman Apartment Buildings A, B, F, G, H, I, J, K, and L (a total of about 304,870 square feet) are operated and maintained in accordance with sustainable operations and maintenance guidelines and policies.

Sussman Village Apartments - The Sussman Apartment Village was built to replace Scribner Village and features geothermal heating and cooling. Skidmore used on-site stone to build retaining walls and other landscaping features, and some walkways are made from recycled material from the Scribner Village demolition. The area around the buildings utilizes xeriscaping principles to reduce water use.

Arthur Zankel Music CenterArthur Zankel Music Center: The Arthur Zankel Music Center opened its doors to the community in February 2010. The Music Center features a variety of sustainable features including geothermal heating and cooling, energy-efficient lighting and windows, low-flow water fixtures, increased insulation for sound and efficiency and occupancy sensors.

Murray-Aikins Dining Hall: The dining hall is also heated and cooled with geothermal energy. The building features energy efficient lighting and windows, low-flow water fixtures and a trayless dining program.

Northwoods Village Apartments: Built on a former "brown" site, the Northwoods Village Apartments are another geothermal project on Skidmore's campus. The apartments replaced off-campus student housing, which reduces campus car use and institutional greenhouse gas emissions. Trim is made from sustainably harvested, and the roofs, doors, and steel frames are made from recycled material. The buildings were designed to utilize natural daylight and all lighting fixtures in the complex use high-efficiency compact fluorescent light bulbs. Finally, construction was completed with low-emitting materials in paints, carpets, and adhesives.



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