Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Elissa Brown
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020

STARS v2.2

Whitman College
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 5.00 Elissa Brown
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability, Physical Plant Services
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Total floor area of existing building space:
1,213,960 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
 1,213,960 Square Feet
Total 1,213,960 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:
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A brief description of the sustainable operations and maintenance policy/program and/or O+M rating system(s) used:

Whitman College adopted a temperature set point policy in 2017: The set point policy has maintained most existing building heating temperatures at 70F and adjusted cooling set point temperatures to 76F. In implementing this policy, all spaces will be maintained as close to the set point as possible. Due to variance in building systems and their respective capabilities there may be some variance in temperature at the room level. If you experience temperatures outside of the adopted set point policy please contact the Campus Sustainability Coordinator. Exempted Spaces: Examples of these are laboratories and archival spaces, which may require a specific temperature for protection of materials and the integrity of research. In these instances the Campus Sustainability Coordinator and Physical Plant staff will work with building occupants to meet thermal requirements of exempt spaces. Areas that are served by the same system as the exempt spaces will likely be affected and will experience similar temperatures. Waiver from Policy: We recognize the potential conflict between comfort and conservation, as such we will work with individual building occupants to address comfort issues caused by the adoption of this policy. If you wish to receive a waiver from the campus set point policy please contact the Campus Sustainability Coordinator. In order to assess the policy we ask that campus members wishing to opt out delay their decision until they have felt the effects of the policy. This will allow us to better identify, document, and address specific thermal issues.


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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