|Submission Date||Oct. 4, 2017|
|1.96 / 5.00|
|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|
The college's green cleaning protocol can be found here: http://www.smcvt.edu/on-campus/green-campus/sustainability-initiatives/custodial-services.aspx
Custodial Services has initiated a new comprehensive program in each of the college's buildings using a new line of environmentally preferred & eco-label certified clean products that directly contribute towards a cleaner environment through reduced toxicity, improved indoor air quality and worker safety while providing a healthier enviroment for our employees, students, staff and visitors.
The majority of the cleaning products Custodial Services uses to maintain bathrooms, carpeting & floors are biodegradable, non-toxic and phosphate-free. They are also free of chlorine bleach, ammonia and petroleum by-products. These products are also certified by an independent 3rd party organization, such as Green Seal and Environmental Choice. Saint Michael's College uses Clean by Proxy, which in addition to being Green Seal certified, has also replaced the use of 5 additional cleaning products (reducing the amount of materials from the waste stream)!
The college's building automation system controls (and sets) temperatures for a vast majority of the spaces on campus. Careful attention is paid to setting temperatures with conservation and efficiency in mind. Energy management personnel continue to observe and analyze the control systems (and with annual energy consumption data from the Director of Sustainability) work to identify areas/buildings where changes can be made to further reduce energy usage. Records of energy use are updated on an annual basis.
The Office of Sustainability has worked with facilities staff whom oversee campus water infrastructure to ensure efforts continue towards reducing the campus's overall water consumption. The Champlain Water District sends the college quarterly campus consumption data which is then obtained by the Office to track water reduction on an annual basis.
Efforts to reduce building water consumption are on-going (see OP 22 to see how the College has made great improvements in this area with the data that we obtain). Water saving fixtures continue to be installed where applicable (low-flow faucets, sink aerators, low-flow shower-heads, dual-flush handles).
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.
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.