Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.44
Liaison Bradley Flamm
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.05 / 5.00 Bradley Flamm
Director of Sustainability
Office of the President
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Total floor area of existing building space:
3,984,618 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
 183,876 Square Feet
Total 183,876 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:

West Chester University has two buildings -- the Business and Public Management Center (LEED Certified Gold, 96,090 square feet) and the Swope Music and Performing Arts Center (LEED Certified Silver, 87,786 square feet) -- that are a 100% green in all aspect of cleaning. 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. The buildings also incorporate other green operations and maintenance practices, including the use of mini-bin recycling and waste collection policies that encourage recycling of recyclable materials and minimal use of plastic liner bags for waste disposal.


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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WCU's waste diversion efforts (Mini Bin Program) have been extended to almost all academic and administrative buildings on campus, with plans to add all remaining buildings in the current fiscal year. In doing so, work assignments have been written/revised to reflect reduced services to private offices and reallocation of resources. Offices have been equipped with Mini Bins and occupants have received a brochure of pertinent information about their responsibilities as well as the custodian's. 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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