Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.77
Liaison Nathan King
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Western Colorado University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.12 / 4.00 Bryce Hanna
Operations Manager
Department of Facilities
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Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for existing buildings?:
Yes or No
LEED for Existing Buildings or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) Yes
The DGNB system, Green Star Performance, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM-In Use, CASBEE for Existing Building, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) No

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list or sample of certified buildings and ratings:

Kelly Hall - LEED O&M

+ Date Revised: March 3, 2016

Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
680801 Square Feet
+ Date Revised: March 3, 2016

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level (e.g. LEED Certified) ---
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 0 Square Feet
+ Date Revised: March 3, 2016
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 27411 Square Feet
+ Date Revised: March 3, 2016
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) ---

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level ---
Mid-Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level ---
4th Highest Level ---
Mid-Level ---
2nd Highest Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for existing buildings:
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Floor area of building space that is maintained in accordance with formally adopted sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies, but NOT certified:
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A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
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The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
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A brief description of the sustainable building operations and maintenance program and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

We do not have a formal policy about buildings; however, since becoming an ACUPCC signatory, all new and renovated buildings have been LEED. See above for a list of buildings. We are small campus, so the list comprises half of our buildings.


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

Julie Feier, Western's CFO & VP of Facilities Services, works with architects and construction companies to ensure that we're aligning with LEED standards.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or sustainable operations and maintenance guidelines or policies is available:

Quigley Hall, Western's Art and Music building is currently undergoing renovation and will be LEED certified when complete.

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