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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 34.87
Liaison DeLayne Miller
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Tennessee Technological University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.43 / 5.00 DeLayne Miller
Sustainability Manager
Facilities:Office of Sustainability
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Total floor area of building space:
3,086,199 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:

TTU contracts their custodial services through Service Solutions (SSC). They are committed to the use of environmentally responsible chemicals, equipment and processes. Attached are SSC's "Green Cleaning Methods" & their sustainability policy (below). They also provide us with the required MSDS on all the products that they use (not attached).


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):
85

A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:

A central energy management system controls our central steam plant, central chilled water plant and some portion of HVAC, chilled water or steam systems in approximately 85% of the central campus square footage. This control includes (to a varying degree in different buildings, depending on age): room temperature high/low setpoints, return air temperatures, outside air temperature, humidity, differential pressure, supply & return water temperatures, steam line pressure, etc. Reporting is done monthly & annually. Comparisons are made of same time in years past. The University uses this information for budgeting, to set future energy saving goals and to evaluate energy saving progress, both on a project level and campus wide. Dashboards are available for students, faculty, staff to access to observe and track utility usage.


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:

TTU is a State university, under the oversight of the Tennessee Board of Regents. Because of this, all square footage falls under federal OSHA standards and ASHRAE standards 62.1 & 62.2. Since 2012, all renovated space and new construction is designed and constructed according to the conditions of the Tennessee High Performance Building Requirements.

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.