Log In
  • AASHE-STARS

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 38.32
Liaison Patrick McKee
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Eastern Kentucky University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 5.00 Patrick McKee
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total floor area of building space:
5,403,504 Square Feet

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:
0 Square Feet

Percentage of building space certified under a green building rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
0

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):
0

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):
100

A copy or the green cleaning policy:
A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:

Custodial services are outsourced to Aramark, which has a published blue cleaning policy: (https://www.aramark.com/about-us/news/in-focus/highered/next-generation-blue-cleaning)


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):
100

A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:

In addition to EKU's Climate Action & Resiliency Plan that outlines key carbon emissions mitigation strategies, several of which address energy efficiency, EKU has also developed and is implementing an Energy Infrastructure & Investment Master Plan (http://sustainability.eku.edu/insidelook/easterns-new-energy-infrastructure-investment-master-plan) focused solely on improving the University's energy infrastructure. EKU manages is energy usage campus wide utilizing the EnerNOC load shedding software and relies on a series of meters and submeters to provide additional layers of data for evaluating energy consumption.


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):
100

A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:

EKU monitors water consumption trends through a comprehensive utilities tracking spreadsheet that is updated with each billing cycle and reviewed by leadership over Facilities Services and Finance & Administration for anomalies that could indicate leaks or other infrastructure issues. (https://ehsrmi.eku.edu/utilities)


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
---

Additional documentation to support the submission:
---

Ron Mink - EKU Facilities Services
Bill Rhodes - EKU Facilities Services
Kishore Acharya- EKU Capital Construction & Planning Administration

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 and complete the Data Inquiry Form.