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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 58.11
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date Dec. 1, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Wesleyan University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.90 / 5.00 Alan Rubacha
Director of Physical Plant
Physical Plant/Facilities
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Total floor area of building space:
2,595,961 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):
0

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:

2.2.6 Environmental Products and Methods
2.2.6.1 Petroleum Based or Oily Substances Prohibition – Contractor shall not use petroleum-based cleaners, polishes and dressings or cleaning material that are otherwise oily in nature in any Service Areas covered by this Contract. It is extremely important that Contractor not leave any oily residue on any surface.
2.2.6.2 The Contractor shall only use products that have the “Green Seal Certification Mark” (GS-37) unless an alternate product has been approved by Wesleyan Management. If the Contractor is found to have a chemical on campus that does not meet this standard, the Contractor will be assessed a fine of $100 per incident that will be expected to be paid or credited within 30 days.


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):
80

A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:

A building automation system manages energy consumption in all of Wesleyan's large buildings and some smaller buildings as well.


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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145,828.0 sf of space (Fauver Apartments (42504 sf), Bennet Hall (45307 sf), Allbritton Center (28802 sf), and Boger Hall, formerly 41 Wyllys (29215 sf)) were built using LEED NC. When the buildings received LEED NC certification, operations and maintenance information was turned over to the Assoc. Director of Facilities Management, specifying LEED-approved products and materials to be used going forward. The following buildings listed (only campus buildings with LEED certification) are being operated and maintained following these requirements.

Wesleyan's green building policy is in the process of being revised, but has not been accepted by the University administration at this time. The draft policy is designed to ensure compliance with sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies. Project specifications reference the green building policy and identify sustainable materials. These materials include water conserving features, insulation, vinyl siding, Energy Star double-glazed windows, and CFL or LED lighting fixtures.

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.