Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.12
Liaison Amir Nadav
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of St. Thomas
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 5.00 Jim Brummer
Associate Vice President for Facilities
Facilities Management
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Total floor area of existing building space:
3,485,405 Square Feet

Floor area of existing building space operated and maintained in accordance with a sustainable management policy/program and/or a green building rating system:
Existing floor area
Certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute, Green Building Council (GBC) rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Platinum) 0 Square Feet
Certified at the 2nd highest level under a 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Gold) 0 Square Feet
Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., BREEAM-In Use Very Good) 0 Square Feet
Certified at a step above minimum level under a 4 -or 5–tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Silver) 0 Square Feet
Certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., BREEAM In-Use Pass or LEED O+M Certified) 0 Square Feet
Certified at any level under a non-GBC rating system or single-attribute rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings 0 Square Feet
Operated and maintained in accordance with a multi-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system 0 Square Feet
Operated and maintained in accordance with a single-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system
 3,485,405 Square Feet
Total 3,485,405 Square Feet

Percentage of existing building space certified under a green building rating system rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
0

A brief description of the sustainable operations and maintenance policy/program and/or O+M rating system(s) used:

The University operates existing buildings in accordance with published standards and guidelines for:
- Green Cleaning (https://www.stthomas.edu/physicalplant/sustainability/greencleaningprogram/)
- Indoor Air Quality (https://www.stthomas.edu/physicalplant/sustainability/indoorairqualitystandard/)

The University participates in a re-commissioning and continuous commissioning program to identify and implement energy conservation measures in its buildings. Energy management is controlled centrally by an Energy Management System.

The University also complies with the Minneapolis Commercial Building Rating and Disclosure Ordinance. Under the ordinance, large buildings in the city conduct annual benchmarking and reporting of energy use, water use, and greenhouse gas emissions.

In both 2010 and 2015, the University received an award from our electric utility, Xcel Energy, for achieving the largest savings in natural gas among their commercial customers.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable operations and maintenance program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The figure for total floor area of existing building space reported in this credit is not consistent with the total floor area reported in PRE 4. Per the STARS reference manual, we are reporting on the status of building space at the time of submitting this report, whereas PRE4 and many other credits are based on data for fiscal year 2020.

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