Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.64
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date April 23, 2015
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State University of New York at Cortland
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.70 / 4.00 Matt Brubaker
Energy Manager
Facilites Operation adn Services
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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:

SUNY Cortland has participated in three LEED-NC projects. We are in the process of starting up a LEED-EB program for one of the older LEED-NC projects.


Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
2,435,970 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) 120,108 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) 64,665 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

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::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level 0 Square Feet
4th Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for existing buildings:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is maintained in accordance with formally adopted sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies, but NOT certified:
804,073 Square Feet

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
Dec. 28, 2012

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

SUNY Cortland has a sustainable building operations and maintenance program that is governed by Executive Order 88, issued December 28, 2012. This order directs all state agencies, which SUNY Cortland is part of the SUNY agency, to reduce overall energy use intensity by 20% by 2020 when compared to the 2010-2011 baseline year. While the use of a specific Green Building Council rating system is not mandated, SUNY Cortland has adopted a policy of designing to a common standard for ALL renovation projects to be LEED - NC BD+C of LEED Silver and for ALL new construction to be LEED - NC BD+C of LEED Silver or better.


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

SUNY Cortland complies with the required guidelines through State University Construction Fund Directives, which are the governing prescriptive and guiding documents for implementation of the Sustainable Building Operation and Maintenance Guidelines. SUNY Cortland also has an Executive Order 88 compliance committee, which utlimately oversees the implementation of the plan.


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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