Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.16
Liaison Kylee Singh
Submission Date Sept. 19, 2019
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California Polytechnic State University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.04 / 5.00 Eric Veium
Energy & Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management & Development
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Total floor area of building space:
6023154 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 117347 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:
1.95

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

The three structures achieved their certification in LEED’s operations and maintenance (O+M) category. The 51,106-square foot Cotchett structure replaced Cal Poly’s original administration building in 1941. The ATL, at 17,241 square feet, was opened in 1999. The nearly 49,000-square-foot Construction Innovations Center was completed in 2008.

https://www.usgbc.org/projects/cotchett-education-om
https://www.usgbc.org/projects/advanced-technology-lab-om
https://www.usgbc.org/projects/construction-innovation-center-om


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:
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):
0

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

Cal Poly maintains 100% of building square footage in compliance with campus and California State University (CSU) system-wide energy management policies and benchmarking programs, in accordance with the following:

Energy Management Policies - Cal Poly works under the following energy management policies:

CSU Executive Order 987 – “Policy Statement on Energy Conservation, Sustainable Building Practices, and Physical Plant Management for the California State University” https://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-987.html and preceding versions mandated that each campus:

· Reduce energy consumption by 15% approximately every five years, measured as total energy use per square foot (BTU/GSF).

· Designate an energy/utilities manager with the responsibility and the authority for carrying out energy conservation and utilities management programs.

· Operate all buildings and facilities in the most energy efficient manner possible.

· Continually identify, pursue funding for, and implement energy efficiency improvements.

· Monitor and report energy and utility usage and cost to the CSU Chancellor’s Office monthly.

· Design all major capital projects to exceed California Title 24 energy code by 15% for new construction and 10% for major renovations.

· Design and construct all major capital projects to a LEED Certified equivalency, with a goal of actual certification at the Silver level.

· Operate and maintain a computerized Energy Management System.

· Establish temperature control setpoints to ensure purchased utilities are not used to heat spaces above 68 degrees or cool below 78 degrees.

· Regularly update operating schedules to ensure HVAC and lighting systems are shut down when buildings are not occupied.

· Use life cycle cost analysis to guide replacement of energy using equipment, systems, and infrastructure.

· Specify Energy Star for all equipment and appliance purchases.

CSU Sustainability Policy – Adopted in 2014, the CSU Sustainability Policy -https://www.calstate.edu/cpdc/sustainability/policies-reports/documents/JointMeeting-CPBG-ED.pdf - addressed energy efficiency as a significant component of greenhouse gas emissions and mandated that each campus:

· Create a Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, then to 80% below 1990 levels by 2040 – 10 years of the mandate established by California’s AB32 – a pace equivalent to 13.3% every five years.

· Operate all buildings and facilities in the most energy efficient manner possible.

· Continually identify, pursue funding for, and implement energy efficiency improvements.

· Designate an energy/utilities manager with the responsibility and the authority for carrying out energy conservation and utilities management programs.

· Monitor and report energy and utility usage and cost to the CSU Chancellor’s Office monthly.

· Design and construct all major capital projects to a LEED Silver equivalency, with a goal of actual certification at the Gold or Platinum level.

· Operate and maintain a computerized Energy Management System.

PolyCAP – the Cal Poly State University Climate Action Plan - https://afd.calpoly.edu/sustainability/docs/poly%20cap/polycap4.26.17.pdf – further established goals to:

· Design new and retrofitted buildings to reduce energy use per square foot by at least 50% as compared to the former building or similar.

· Exceed Title 24 by 30% on all new construction and major renovations, or achieve LEED Platinum certification.

Energy Benchmarking and Reporting Frameworks – In addition to reporting relative to the three policy frameworks described above, Cal Poly voluntarily participates in the following benchmarking and reporting systems:

Second Nature Climate Leadership Commitment – https://secondnature.org - As a Charter Signatory to the Second Nature Climate Commitment, Cal Poly is committed to achieving carbon neutrality as soon as possible (neutrality goal currently set for 2050), and is required to submit a progress report and greenhouse gas inventory annually.

APPA Facility Performance Indicators Survey – https://www.appa.org/facilities-performance-indicators-fpi/ - Cal Poly annually submits data to the non-profit organization APPA - Leadership in Educational Facilities. APPA is a premier higher education facilities professional organization that focuses on leadership development, sharing of best practices, and performance benchmarking. As part of our participation, Cal Poly annually submits data to APPA reporting overall energy use and cost, greenhouse gas emissions from purchased utilities and fuel use, and investments in energy efficiency.

NACUBO Key Facilities Metrics Survey - https://www.nacubo.org/Topics/Facilities-and-Environmental-Compliance/Key-Facilities-Metrics-Survey - In coordination with the annual APPA FPI survey, Cal Poly also submits data to the non-profit National Association of College and University Business Officers survey of Key Facilities Metrics. Reported data includes overall energy use and cost, energy use intensity, electrical use intensity, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Cal Poly Biennial Sustainability Report - https://afd.calpoly.edu/sustainability/about/sustainability-reports - Every two years, Cal Poly produces a biennial sustainability progress report that includes data on energy use intensity, greenhouse gas emissions, and projects and initiatives to improve energy efficiency.

Energy Analytics and Data Dashboards – Cal Poly uses the following Energy Analytics solution for energy management and optimization, and dashboards for engagement and educational outreach:

EcoVox Energy Analytics System – www.ecovoxinc.com - Cal Poly is one of 18 CSU campuses that are in the process of implementing a SkySpark based Enterprise Energy Information System. This system automates monthly utility management and financial cost recovery procedures, as well as monthly reporting of all energy usage and cost to the CSU Chancellor’s Office. The system also includes intelligent Fault Detection and Diagnostic (FDD) capabilities that apply “big data” computing analytics to data from utility invoices, meter readings, and the campus’ digital energy management system, with the goal of identifying building and plant systems or components that have malfunctioned or are causing energy waste, for prioritization and repair or upgrade. This system will also provide data dashboards, currently in development using Microsoft PowerBI, for more timely and meaningful visualization of energy usage and cost by the Cal Poly energy management team and other campus stakeholders.

Lucid BuildingOS Energy and Water Dashboard - https://buildingos.com/reports/dashboards/d1077888c1bb11e8b5f502420aff02b8 - Cal Poly subscribes to a cloud hosted energy and water dashboard system used for educational outreach to students, and to support an annual energy and water conservation competition in six freshman residence halls housing some 1,700 students.

Green Power Monitoring Solar PV Dashboard - https://web3.greenpowermonitor.com/ - to maximize the impact of Cal Poly’s 4.5 MW Gold Tree Solar Farm, performance data is available through a cloud hosted web portal managed by Green Power Monitoring. This dashboard provides a wealth of performance and meteorological data to support renewable energy curriculum and research. User: pvguest@calpoly.edu

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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:

Cal Poly maintains 100% of building square footage, landscaped grounds, and agricultural acreage in compliance with campus and California State University (CSU) system-wide water conservation policies and benchmarking programs, in accordance with the following:

Water Conservation Policies - Cal Poly works under the following water conservation policies:

CSU Executive Order 987 – “Policy Statement on Energy Conservation, Sustainable Building Practices, and Physical Plant Management for the California State University” https://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-987.html and preceding versions mandated that each campus:

· Designate an energy/utilities manager with the responsibility and the authority for carrying out water conservation projects and programs.

· Operate all buildings and facilities in the most water efficient manner possible.

· Monitor and report all water usage and cost to the CSU Chancellor’s Office monthly.

· Design all major capital projects to optimize water use efficiency.

· Design and construct all major capital projects to a LEED Certified equivalency, with a goal of actual certification at the Silver level.

· Take every necessary step to conserve water resources, including such steps as installing controls to optimize irrigation water, reducing water usage in restrooms and showers, and promoting the use of reclaimed water.

· Restrict or prohibit the use of decorative fountains.

· Cooperate with the state, city, and county governments to the greatest extent possible to effect additional water conservation in the event of drought declaration.

· Use life cycle cost analysis to guide replacement of water using equipment, systems, and infrastructure.

CSU Sustainability Policy – Adopted in 2014, the CSU Sustainability Policy -https://www.calstate.edu/cpdc/sustainability/policies-reports/documents/JointMeeting-CPBG-ED.pdf - addressed water conservation with the following goals and requirements:

· Operate all buildings and facilities in the most water efficient manner possible.

· Designate an energy/utilities manager with the responsibility and the authority for carrying out water conservation projects and programs.

· Monitor and report all water usage and cost to the CSU Chancellor’s Office monthly.

· Design and construct all major capital projects to a LEED Silver equivalency, with a goal of actual certification at the Gold or Platinum level.

· From a 2013 baseline, reduce water consumption by 10 percent by 2016, and 20 percent by 2020 including such steps to develop sustainable landscaping, install controls to optimize irrigation water use, reduce water usage in restrooms and showers, and promote the use of reclaimed/recycled water.

· Cooperate with the state, city, and county governments to the greatest extent possible to effect additional water conservation in the event of drought declaration.

PolyCAP – the Cal Poly State University Climate Action Plan - https://afd.calpoly.edu/sustainability/docs/poly%20cap/polycap4.26.17.pdf – further established water conservation goals to:

· Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landscape irrigation by 95%, and from agricultural irrigation 40% by 2040.

· Remove 40 acres of irrigated turf grass, and replace with drought tolerant and native plantings or artificial turf.

· Convert irrigation systems and infrastructure to non-potable water.

· Modernize aging agricultural irrigation infrastructure to reduce leakage.

· Specify low flow plumbing fixtures in all new construction, and continue retrofitting existing buildings for low flow.

· Develop a source of recycled water for campus.

Water Conservation Benchmarking and Reporting Frameworks – In addition to reporting relative to the three policy frameworks described above, Cal Poly voluntarily participates in the following benchmarking and reporting systems:

APPA Facility Performance Indicators Survey – https://www.appa.org/facilities-performance-indicators-fpi/ - Cal Poly annually submits data to the non-profit organization APPA - Leadership in Educational Facilities. APPA is a premier higher education facilities professional organization that focuses on leadership development, sharing of best practices, and performance benchmarking. As part of our participation, Cal Poly annually submits data to APPA reporting overall water usage and cost, and associated greenhouse gas emissions.

NACUBO Key Facilities Metrics Survey - https://www.nacubo.org/Topics/Facilities-and-Environmental-Compliance/Key-Facilities-Metrics-Survey - In coordination with the annual APPA FPI survey, Cal Poly also submits data to the non-profit National Association of College and University Business Officers survey of Key Facilities Metrics. Reported data includes overall water usage and cost, and associated greenhouse gas emissions.

Cal Poly Biennial Sustainability Report - https://afd.calpoly.edu/sustainability/about/sustainability-reports - Every two years, Cal Poly produces a biennial sustainability progress report that includes data on potable and non-potable water usage, associated greenhouse gas emissions, and projects and initiatives to conserve water.

Energy Analytics and Data Dashboards – Cal Poly uses the following Analytics solution for water management and conservation, and dashboards for engagement and educational outreach:

EcoVox Energy Analytics System – www.ecovoxinc.com - Cal Poly is one of 18 CSU campuses that are in the process of implementing a SkySpark based Enterprise Energy Information System. This system automates monthly utility management and financial cost recovery procedures, as well as monthly reporting of all water usage and cost to the CSU Chancellor’s Office. The system also includes intelligent

Fault Detection and Diagnostic (FDD) capabilities that apply “big data” computing analytics to data from utility invoices, meter readings, and the campus’ digital energy management system, with the goal of identifying building plumbing and irrigation control systems or components that have malfunctioned or are causing water waste, for prioritization and repair or upgrade. This system will also provide data dashboards, currently in development using Microsoft PowerBI, for more timely and meaningful visualization of water usage and cost by the Cal Poly energy management team and other campus stakeholders.

Lucid BuildingOS Energy and Water Dashboard - https://buildingos.com/reports/dashboards/d1077888c1bb11e8b5f502420aff02b8 - Cal Poly subscribes to a cloud hosted energy and water dashboard system used for educational outreach to students, and to support an annual energy and water conservation competition in six freshman residence halls housing some 1,700 students.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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