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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 Gold
Overall Score 77.43
Liaison Claudia Frere-Anderson
Submission Date Oct. 14, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Washington, Seattle
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.69 / 4.00 Norm Menter
Energy Resource Conservation Manager
Facilities Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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):
11,329,232 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) 0 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 0 Square Feet

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:
5,243,973 Square Feet

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
Aug. 30, 2012

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

ASHRAE LEVEL II AUDITS completed for the following buildings:
Building Gross Sqft
PHYSICS-ASTRONOMY BAR 175,930
PHYSICS-ASTRONOMY TOWER 44,010
PHYSICS-ASTRONOMY AUDITORIUM 59,181
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING BUILDING 203,030
PAUL G. ALLEN CENTER FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING 168,954
MILLER HALL 72,655
GOWEN HALL 68,925
SMITH HALL 92,757
RAITT HALL 48,148
INTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES BUILDING 289,347
BLOEDEL HALL 77,316
WINKENWERDER FOREST SCIENCES LABORATORY 26,231
ANDERSON HALL 33,543
KINCAID HALL 84,459
ARCHITECTURE HALL 47,485
MARY GATES HALL 183,435
GUGGENHEIM HALL 56,207
SCHMITZ HALL 99,691
GOULD HALL 115,038
OCEANOGRAPHY BUILDING 25,066
OCEAN SCIENCES BUILDING 111,276
FISHERY SCIENCES 130,307
FISHERIES TEACHING AND RESEARCH BUILDING 34,788
MARINE STUDIES BUILDING 31,290
MAGNUSON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER H 211,284
MAGNUSON HEALTH SCI CTR K (FIALKOW PAVILION) 227,640
HARRIS HYDRAULICS LABORATORY 22,933
CENTER ON HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND DISABILITY CLINIC 70,345
CENTER ON HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND DISABILITY SCHOOL 45,598
CENTER ON HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND DISABILITY SOUTH 12,378
MAGNUSON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER J 170,719
PLANT SERVICES BUILDING 144,198
BANK OF AMERICA EXECUTIVE EDUCATION CENTER 65,566
CLARK HALL 30,568
MUSIC BUILDING 73,482
WILLIAM H. GATES HALL 210,117
PACCAR HALL--MICHAEL G. FOSTER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS PHASE I 132,845
DEMPSEY HALL 65,000
MACKENZIE HALL 43,099
BENSON HALL 76,271
CHEMISTRY BUILDING 130,227
LOEW HALL 58,747
MAGNUSON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER C 48,288
MAGNUSON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER D 183,975
MAGNUSON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER E 56,540
MAGNUSON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER F 122,767
MAGNUSON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER G 64,594
MAGNUSON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER I 151,026
MAGNUSON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER T 493,496
MAGNUSON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER A 53,201
ESCO Projects completed since 2005 include:
Fluke Hall ESCO Upgrades
UWMC Process CHW
Social Work CHW Cooling Tower
UWMC Consolidated Laundry
UWMC Data Ctr & HVAC Phase III
HSC T-wing Cooling Tower
Chemistry Bldg. ESCO
ICA ESCO
Campus Chilled Water PICV & Meters Phase I & II
UW Tower Lighting ESCO
4545 Tower ESCO
Triangle Garage Lighting ESCO
Gates Library - chiller and DCV
Seattle Campus Irrigation ESCO
PNW Smart Grid Demonstration Project
UW 2010 State Commerce Grant ESCO
Physics Astronomy Lab Ventilation Improvements


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

Policy direction is provided by the UW Environmental Stewardship Committee. Institutional commitment set forth in departmental policy and procedures. Compliance metrics are defined in departmental balance scorecard system. Metrics reported and measured on a quarterly scorecard report.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or sustainable operations and maintenance guidelines or policies is available:

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.