Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.63
Liaison Robert Sitler
Submission Date Dec. 5, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

Stetson University
OP-1: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.38 / 7.00 Al Allen
Associate Vice President, Facilities Department
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Total building space that meets "Eligible Buildings Criteria":
1,134,918 Square feet

Building space that is maintained in accordance with sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies but is NOT certified under LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M:
21,982 Square feet

Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Certified :
102,947 Square feet

Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Silver certified :
0 Square feet

Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Gold certified :
1,989 Square feet

Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Platinum certified :
0 Square feet

The website URL where a copy of the institution's guidelines or policies for sustainable building operations and maintenance is available :
An electronic copy of the guidelines or policies:

The date(s) the policies or guidelines were adopted:

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

Below is a description of each applicable building. Standards are ensured through close monitoring by Al Allen and the Environmental Responsibility Council.

Opened in 2003, the Lynn Business Center (LBC) was Florida’s first green building and received LEED certification. The structure is 85,307 square feet with a capacity of 600 students. Mostly classrooms, the building also contains offices and rooms for meetings. The structure utilizes low impacts materials, sustainable flooring in addition to electric car charging stations, energy efficient lighting, and a native plant landscape.

Built in 2010 the Rinker Environmental Learning Center (RELC) received a Gold LEED Certification and is a 1,989 square foot structure. Including a geothermal chill loop and automated AC and light shut-off device, the RELC is the greenest building on campus. Housing one major classroom in addition to offices, the RELC is next to the organic garden and the greenhouse. Surrounded by native plants and trees, the RELC also boasts a combination of natural and fluorescent lighting, double pane windows, a rainwater collection system and a gray-water flush system. The roofing made of recycled metal and the wood is harvested from certified sustainable forests while the paints, solvents and caulking are made from low volatile organic compounds materials

Completed in 2009, the Dolly Hand Art Center is a beautiful art gallery which received LEED Certification. A 7,410 square foot building which features two galleries, one is constantly occupied by Oscar Bluemner’s work while the other features Stetson students and faculty. The building incorporates low-VOC materials, energy-efficient lighting, sustainable flooring and a native plant landscape.

McMahan Music Hall was finished in 2009 and was in use that summer. The building is 10,230 square feet and contains the “Richard Feasel Rehearsal Hall,” a finely tuned acoustic space occupying half of the structure. In addition there are class rooms, studies, practice rooms and storage space. The building is surrounded by native plants and uses low-VOC emitting materials in addition to energy efficient lighting and sustainably harvested wood.

The SAGE hall addition measures 21,982 square feet and increases science education capacity by 50% at the University. With two stories, this building has many classrooms and research laboratories for students to engage in hands on science. The building, while not LEED certified, embodies LEED supported qualities such as its native plant structure, electronic balance, motion sensor lights, optimized and centrally controlled AC, low-flow fixtures, low VOC materials, high R windows, a reflective white roof and natural lighting.
The classroom renovations include the use of efficient lighting, ballast, window film, carpet tile manufactured by InterFace Carpet, Flooring the is manufactured by Centiva, both of these manufacturers are committed to sustainable practices. We have moved away from flooring materials such as Vinyl Composite Tile to flooring that does not include petroleum bi products, require less labor to maintain, requires less electricity from the machines used to clean the floors, consumer less water as we do not need to strip floor finishes, reduced use of harsh chemicals.

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