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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 42.59
Liaison Jeffrey Clark
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Lawrence University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.33 / 4.00 Jeff Clark
Professor
Geology
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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:

Richard and Margot Warch Campus Center is certified LEED Gold, Hiett Hall: 2004 Build Wisconsin Award 2003 Top Projects , The Daily Reporter, Wisconsin Builder


Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
1,440,000 Square Feet

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) 0 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 107,000 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 0 Square Feet

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:
106,000 Square Feet

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
Feb. 1, 2010

A brief description of the sustainable building operations and maintenance program and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:
A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies:

Every time there is an addition or a remodel at Lawrence, new technology and research is used to ensure that the most sustainable techniques and methods are used in the building. For example, Lawrence University just redid part of a residence hall and it includes many features that are sustainable. For example, there are heating/cooling controls in each room so the residents have the control, there are four inches of styrofoam in the outer walls to create better insulation so there is less lost heat, energy efficient boilers, all lighting is LED, energy efficient windows, energy efficient appliances, bamboo, terrazel (renewable resource) for tile, took the floors from the old houses to create new furniture,
common areas have concretes floors so that it reduces the amount of chemicals needed for cleaning, carpeting-made from recycled material, planting native species surrounding the residence hall, and recycled everything that they could from the construction.


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

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.