|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Sept. 21, 2016|
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance
|2.00 / 5.00||
Yale Office of Sustainability
Total floor area of building space:
Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a green building rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council:
|Certified Floor Area|
|LEED O+M Platinum or the highest achievable level under another GBC rating system||0 Square Feet|
|LEED O+M Gold or the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system||0 Square Feet|
|Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier GBC rating system (e.g. BREEAM-In Use, CASBEE for Existing Buildings, DGNB, Green Star Performance)||0 Square Feet|
|LEED O+M Silver or at a step above minimum level under another 4 -or 5–tier GBC rating system||0 Square Feet|
|LEED O+M Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system||0 Square Feet|
Floor area of building space that is certified under a non-GBC rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings, e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes CIEB:
Percentage of building space certified under a green building rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list or sample of certified buildings and ratings:
Of the institution's uncertified building space, what percentage of floor area is maintained in accordance with a published indoor air quality (IAQ) management policy or protocol? (0-100):
A copy of the IAQ management policy or protocol:
The website URL where the IAQ policy/protocol may be found:
Of the institution's uncertified building space, what percentage of floor area is maintained in accordance with a published green cleaning policy, program or contract ? (0-100):
A copy or the green cleaning policy:
A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:
Yale Custodial Services is committed to a process of continual investigation into products, equipment, tools and procedures that are safe for our environment and health.
The purpose of these standards are to: 1) limit faculty, staff, student and visitor exposure to toxic chemicals high in irritants and volatile organic compounds (VOCs); 2) protect the natural environment from hazardous chemical contaminants; 3) reduce energy and water use during the cleaning process. These standards will be reevaluated on an annual basis in order to keep current with industry standards, new technology and an evolving market of new products.
Of the institution's uncertified building space, what percentage of floor area is maintained in accordance with an energy management or benchmarking program? (0-100):
A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:
The production and use of energy from fossil fuels impacts our climate and community, and has become increasingly expensive as resources become scarcer. As a result of these impacts, in 2005 Yale President, Richard Levin, committed the University to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 43% below 2005 levels by 2020. To accomplish this ambitious goal, Yale University has embarked upon an ambitious energy program improving the efficiency of its power plants, updating buildings, utilizing emerging technologies, and searching for clean energy alternative sources as part of its energy use portfolio. To learn more about how Yale is progressing toward its goal click here.
Equally important, however, are the patterns and habits of energy use by students, faculty, staff and administrators. The example we set, as individuals and as a community, is also important as the rest of the world tackles its own energy challenges.
Of the institution's uncertified building space, what percentage of floor area is maintained in accordance with a water management or benchmarking program? (0-100):
A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:
The Water Management Plan details the importance of water management on campus, various approaches taken to date with campus metering, building, irrigation, and process systems, and methodology for analyzing water data and metrics. The plan presents a suite of strategies identified toward the 5% water-use reduction goal and steps toward more comprehensive understanding, and active and adaptive management, of water use at Yale.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.