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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 63.92
Liaison Rania Assariotaki
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2017
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STARS v2.1

The American College of Greece
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.74 / 5.00 Ourania Assariotaki
Sustainability Manager
Office of Public Affairs
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Total floor area of building space:
442,370.88 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:
107,639.10 Square Feet

Percentage of building space certified under a green building rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
24.33

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list or sample of certified buildings and ratings:

-European commission directive on buildings Energy Efficiency 2030/31/EK
-Greek Energy Code Study which has been approved by the building authorities (4122/2013/KENAK ΦΕΚ 14)


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):
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A copy of the IAQ management policy or protocol:
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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):
100

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

ACG will identify and promote environmentally responsible procurement by featuring sustainable products and services, practices, processes, and procedures
Environmental impact should be considered in [...] the use of products and services.

All ACG suppliers (and service contractors, including cleaning) must meet these requirements in order to do business with the University.

As for Cleaning from the ACG contactors website (where their certification can also be found) under google translate from Greek ( https://www.gr.issworld.com/our-services/cleaning-services/sustainable-cleaning) :

Supporting environmental sustainability and protecting the green are core values ​​of the ISS, which through the implementation of specific "green" strategies seeks the corresponding development of the environmental feeling to its own customers and to their final activities.

Sustainable cleaning by ISS is accomplished through specific processes and protocols that address the needs of each facility and its users, the use of various chemicals, the cleaning of existing equipment as well as the procedures and training programs.

ISS Commitment is the overall improvement of indoor plant quality by providing sustainable cleaning proposals that reduce environmental impacts.

Through its collaboration with large suppliers of environmentally friendly products and its know-how, ISS has the ability to reduce the use of chemical detergents to businesses by 75%. It is worth noting that the ISS's Sustainable Cleanup procedures are governed by rules that set up approved eco-labels around the world


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):
100

A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:

The ACG Energy Consumption Map monitors real-time energy use as well as recording maxima/minima and compares this output to previous times. Users of the Dashboard can visualize the difference in energy consumption as it is monitored and records are kept on a weekly basis.
http://www.acg.edu/about-acg/sustainability-at-acg/


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):
100

A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:

ACG's commitment to sustainability as to water management tracks water use (potable) and maintains long term records. Water management is achieved through automatic turn on/off faucets, shower facilities and through regular maintenance of water using equipment (including but not limited to water fountains etc)


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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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.