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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 Silver
Overall Score 58.08
Liaison Kristi Wiedemann
Submission Date March 13, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Princeton University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 4.00 Thomas Nyquist
Director of Engineering
Engineering and Construction
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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) No
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:
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Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
8,895,400 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) ---
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) ---
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) ---
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) ---

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:
8,895,400 Square Feet

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
March 1, 2006

A brief description of the sustainable building operations and maintenance program and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

Princeton University Facilities Department has a series of campus initiatives, polices, guidelines and practices through which its buildings are operated and maintained. They include:

1) Impacts on the Surrounding Site

See Princeton Campus Plan Update:
http://www.princeton.edu/campusplanupdate/overview/

See Princeton Campus Plan Landscape:
http://www.princeton.edu/campusplanupdate/landscaping/

2) Energy Consumption

See Energy Design Standards - section 3.3 Energy Guidelines:
http://facilities.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/DSM.pdf

See Sustainable Energy Initiatives and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies:
http://facilities.princeton.edu/sustainable-campus/sustainable-energy

4) Indoor Environmental Quality

See http://web.princeton.edu/sites/ehs/biosafety/biosafetypage/iaq.htm


A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies:

Compliance is ensured through staff training and management oversight.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or sustainable operations and maintenance guidelines or policies is available:
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The Design Standards Manual guidelines are updated biannually.

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.