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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 57.03
Liaison Heather Lynch
Submission Date Oct. 4, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Saint Michael's College
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.96 / 5.00
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Total floor area of building space:
1,317,348 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):
98

A copy of the IAQ management policy or protocol:
The website URL where the IAQ policy/protocol may be found:
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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):
98

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

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)!


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):
98

A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:

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.


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):
98

A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:

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 website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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