Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.13
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Virginia Commonwealth University
OP-1: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.23 / 7.00 Jacek Ghosh
Director of Sustainability
VCU Sustainability
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Total building space that meets "Eligible Buildings Criteria":
10,363,815 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:
922,104 Square Feet

Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Certified :
0 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 :
0 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 :
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An electronic copy of the guidelines or policies:
The date(s) the policies or guidelines were adopted:
April 1, 2011

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

Physical Plant Department staff received LEED Green Associates Training plus a module in LEED GBOM. VCU's inaugural LEED EBOM project will be the Walter L. Rice Education Building with buildings to be selected on both campuses to follow. The Green Building Services Manager position was created and filled in July 2010 to oversee LEED EBOM projects as well as further LEED GBOM training of PPD staff. All occupants at the VCU Rice Center must adhere to the policies and plans for LEED EBOM.


The names and certification levels of all buildings that are certified under LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M:
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The names of all buildings operated and maintained in accordance with similar sustainable operations and maintenance guidelines and policies:

Walter L. Rice Education Building
W.J. Baxter Perkinson, Jr. School of Dentistry Building
Jonah L. Larrick Student Center
Molecular Medicine Research Building
Monroe Park Campus Cary Street Recreation Center
School of Engineering - Health and Life Sciences Laboratory Institute for Engineering and Medicine
Robert Blackwell Smith Building
Snead Hall - School of Business
School of Engineering East Hall
Cary and Belvidere Residential College


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