Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.46
Liaison Bradley Flamm
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 5.00 Bradley Flamm
Director of Sustainability
Office of the President
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Total floor area of existing building space:
3,964,360 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
 0 Square Feet
Total 0 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:

While some buildings are maintained using green rated cleaning products and operated with waste and recycling management systems that reduce waste and increase diversion from landfills, WCU does not have a formal policy to document these efforts nor does the university follow a formal rating system.


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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Data Source: Patrick Brunner, Executive Director of Facilities Design and Construction (pbrunner@wcupa.edu)

Though we are not pursuing this credit, our Facilities staff have provided the following information: West Chester University has two buildings (BPMC & SOMPAC) that are a 100% green in all aspect of cleaning and with high anticipation of adding more buildings. In both buildings, only GREEN seal certified products are used in maintaining the spaces free of contaminants while securing a healthy environment for both occupants and users. Despite the remaining buildings not being 100% green, green products and practices have been implemented where possible. As such, all custodians have been trained to use green products to their fullest potential in maximizing our sustainability initiatives. We’ve also implemented a new waste diversion program (Mini Bin Program) in several buildings on campus. This includes the BPMC, FHG Library, Filano Hall, Bayle House, Philips Hall, and Speakman Hall with plans to add other buildings in coming years. In doing so, work assignments have been written/revised to reflect reduced services to private offices and reallocating our resources. Offices in turn will be equipped with a Mini Bin and occupants will receive brochure of pertinent information about their responsibilities as well as the custodian's. Again, employees have been trained to adhere to cleaning schedule and follow established guidelines outlined in the program putting their focus on recycling.

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