Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.66
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 23, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Auburn University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 5.00 Amy Strickland
Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Total floor area of building space:
11846397 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:

The use of green cleaning practices, and associated product purchases, are guided by the Auburn University Facilities Management Sustainable Operations Guidelines and through specific contract language with contracted custodial services.


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:

We utilize the eSight Platform to monitor energy, water, and gas consumption on a per building basis and to help educate building occupants on consumption performance. The eSight Platform pulls data from monitoring systems on campus to provide up-to-date information. For instance, Auburn University uses the Johnson Controls (JCI) Metasys system for managing building systems. All of our DDC (Direct Digital Control) technology is mapped into Metasys. We are able to trend data from the points mapped into Metasys. This allows us to monitor the usage of equipment and diagnose when problems arise. It also provides a vehicle to monitor the effect of energy management improvements that are made within the buildings. Our chilled water and hot water systems are metered through the JCI system. Even buildings with pneumatic technology, have some points mapped into the system. It may stop at the chilled and hot water interfaces that supply the heating and cooling to the buildings, or it may go down to the air handler level. We also utilize Aclara for automatic meter reading for electric, gas, and domestic water at most buildings. Together these technologies help us achieve our goal of reducing the EUI of campus by 20% by 2020 from a 2006 baseline, among other goals outlined in the Energy Reduction Strategy (http://www.auburn.edu/administration/facilities/organization/operations/utilities-energy/energy-management/Energy%20Reduction%20Strategy%20August%202017.pdf). In addition, our Facilities Management Sustainable Operations Guidelines call for the development of energy & water reduction targets, continued monitoring of consumption data, and benchmarking within campus and against peer institutions.


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:

We utilize the eSight Platform to monitor energy, water, and gas consumption on a per building basis and to help educate building occupants on consumption performance. The eSight Platform pulls data from monitoring systems on campus to provide up-to-date information. We utilize Aclara for automatic meter reading for domestic water at most buildings. Together these technologies help us achieve our goal of a reduction of water intensity by 20% by 2020 compared to a 2010 baseline, among other water and energy goals outlined in the Energy Reduction, which covers all purchased utilities (http://www.auburn.edu/administration/facilities/organization/operations/utilities-energy/energy-management/Energy%20Reduction%20Strategy%20August%202017.pdf). In addition, our Facilities Management Sustainable Operations Guidelines call for the development of energy & water reduction targets, continued monitoring of consumption data, and benchmarking within campus and against peer institutions.


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