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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 Gold
Overall Score 66.74
Liaison joni newcomer
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2017
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STARS v2.1

New Mexico State University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.34 / 5.00 joni newcomer
Mgr. Env. Policy and Sustainability
Facilities and Services
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Total floor area of building space:
5,879,746 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:
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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):
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):
100

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

NMSU wrote our Green Cleaning Policy in 2014. We signed purchasing contracts with different vendors for green cleaning substances, micro-fiber cleaning materials, energy-efficient green cleaning equipment (floor waxers, vacuums, etc.), and trained our custodial staff in the use of the new equipment and cleaning systems. We also signed a contract with the company who supplies our toilet paper and paper towels which are all made of recycled fiber. Our hand soaps in all our restrooms are green liquids as well with a low-waste container.


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):
69

A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:

We performed an audit of the campus square footage that is controlled by Energy Management Equipment. The system was designed and calibrated utilizing eQUEST Energy Simulation Tool to model energy consumption profiles for the various building types.

We then compare our actual live energy consumptions against the simulation model and then benchmark these against the US Energy Information Administration Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) and also ASHRAE energy design and performance criteria.


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):
0

A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.