Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Shane Stennes
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
0.11 / 4.00 August Horner
Sustainability Student Asst
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) 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) Yes

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list or sample of certified buildings and ratings:

Energy Star certified buildings include Burton, Donhowe, Education Sciences, Learning and Environmental Sciences, Roy Wilkins, University Office Plaza, and Wulling Hall.

For nearly 20 years, the EPA has administered the familiar ENERGY STAR program for household electronics and appliances. Similar to the ENERGY STAR score sheets displayed on washing machines and water heaters, the EPA also administers a scoring system for buildings. This tool serves as a method for comparing a building's energy efficiency to the efficiency of similar buildings.
To earn the ENERGY STAR rating, each building's energy consumption data (including building hours, size, number of occupants, types of lighting systems, etc.) is compared to hundreds of similar buildings. Buildings with more energy efficiency than 75 percent of all similar buildings qualify for the ENERGY STAR label. Burton Hall earned a rating of 98, meaning its energy efficiency rates in the top two percent of all similar buildings. Wulling Hall earned 96 points, Learning and Environmental Sciences Building received 96 points and Roy Wilkins Hall scored an 82.


Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
20,750,888 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) ---
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) ---
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) ---
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) ---

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 ---
Mid-Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

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 ---
4th Highest Level ---
Mid-Level ---
2nd Highest Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for existing buildings:
1,092,201 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:
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A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
July 9, 2004

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

Covers all buildings. The University shall undertake a process to increase energy efficiency,
reduce dependence on non-renewable energy, and encourage the development of energy alternatives through research and innovation.


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

Subd. 3. Accountability. The president or delegate shall develop indicators and measures of success in the implementation of the principles outlined in this policy in consultation with appropriate faculty, staff, students, and experts in the broader community.
Subd. 4. Reporting. The president or delegate shall report to the Board annually on progress toward established targets and standards, using this information to identify opportunities for subsequent improvement.


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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