Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.03
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2019

STARS v2.2

Wesleyan University
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.62 / 5.00 Alan Rubacha
Director of Physical Plant
Physical Plant/Facilities
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Total floor area of existing building space:
2,623,094 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
 1,626,979 Square Feet
Total 1,626,979 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:

Wesleyan's building sustainability policy was adopted in 2017 to address existing buildings, renovations, and new buildings. In the realm of existing building maintenance, the policy is designed to ensure compliance with sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies, covering the areas of energy use and performance, water use, and materials and furnishings. Project specifications reference the building sustainability policy and identify sustainable materials. These materials include water conserving features, insulation, vinyl siding, Energy Star double-glazed windows, and CFL or LED lighting fixtures.

In addition to the building sustainability policy, all buildings connected to Wesleyan's microgrid are subject to the energy conservation policy, which establishes summer and winter temperature ranges within buildings. All buildings maintained by Wesleyan's custodial contractor, SMG, use only green cleaning products.

1,626,979 GSF = 62 Bldgs. connected to CPP (Excludes Freeman Athletic Center). Note: Freeman Athletic Center is connected to CPP for hot water steam only, heating is provided locally. FAC = 259,104 GSF total.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable operations and maintenance program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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145,828.0 sf of space (Fauver Apartments (42504 sf), Bennet Hall (45307 sf), Allbritton Center (28802 sf), and Boger Hall, formerly 41 Wyllys (29215 sf)) were built using LEED NC. When the buildings received LEED NC certification, operations and maintenance information was turned over to the Assoc. Director of Facilities Management, specifying LEED-approved products and materials to be used going forward. The buildings listed (only campus buildings with LEED certification) are being operated and maintained following these requirements.

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