Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.29
Liaison Lisa Noriega
Submission Date June 29, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

Yale University
OP-1: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.11 / 7.00 Keri Enright-Kato
Sustainability Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Total building space that meets "Eligible Buildings Criteria":
14,720,416 Gross square feet

Building space that is maintained in accordance with sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies but is NOT certified under LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M:
0 Gross square feet

Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Certified :
0 Gross square feet

Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Silver certified :
0 Gross square feet

Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Gold certified :
307,755 Gross square feet

Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Platinum certified :
0 Gross square feet

The website URL where a copy of the institution's guidelines or policies for sustainable building operations and maintenance is available :
An electronic copy of the guidelines or policies:

The date(s) the policies or guidelines were adopted:

A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies:
Yale's commitment to sustainability is grounded in the Environmental Principles that were adopted by the Yale Corporation in 2003. The principles were intended to guide the University's activities in a way that protects and enhances the environment. The second principle addresses the goal for Facilities Planning & Construction. The Sustainable Design Requirements stipulate that all new building construction and comprehensive renovations will be designed and built to LEED standards to achieve at least a Gold rating or above. In addition, projects of a designated Limited Scope and Small Scope that do not qualify for LEED certification will conform to similar sustainable design and construction practices. Environmental Principles Yale University will: 1. Manage its operations and facilities in a manner that protects and enhances the local and global environments, assesses the impact of its operations and facilities on the environment, sets quantitative goals for environmental performance and monitors its environmental progress. 2. Strive for outstanding environmental performance in the design, renovation and construction of its facilities. 3. Define and move toward environmental sustainability through wise use of resources, purchasing recycled products, conservation, reuse and recycling of materials and supplies, waste minimization and the management of energy use. 4. Incorporate environmental education, management and training into its objectives and practices. 5. Strive for continuous environmental improvement across the entire range of its operations.

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Yale has both Design Standards (that incorporate sustainable design and construction) and green cleaning standards that available for public viewing online. http://www.facilities.yale.edu/publications/GreenCleaning.pdf and http://www.facilities.yale.edu/sustainableDesign.shtml

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