Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.33
Liaison Austin Eriksson
Submission Date Dec. 10, 2018
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California State University, Northridge
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 5.00 Austin Eriksson
Sustainability Program Manager
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Total floor area of building space:
6,196,426 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):
100

A copy of the IAQ management policy or protocol:
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The website URL where the IAQ policy/protocol may be found:
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:
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:

CSUN abides by the CSU Sustainability Policy which states that "All CSU buildings and facilities, regardless of the source of funding for their operation, will be operated in the most energy efficient manner without endangering public health and safety and without diminishing the quality of education and the academic program."
In addition to the adhering to the CSU policy, CSUN has an Energy and Sustainability team that employs a full time Energy Manager who is focused on reducing our overall electricity, natural gas and water consumption. To assist the Energy and Sustainability team, we utilize SkySpark as our Energy Information system. This tool has the ability to track all of our utility data from our campus meters to our utility bills. We also utilize this system to track our progress towards the goals outlined in our sustainability plan as well as the CSU Sustainability Policy through real-time dashboards. We have also built out a tool within SkySpark to streamline our GHG reporting and ensure our reports are as accurate as possible.


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:

CSUN abides by the CSU Sustainability Policy which states that "All CSU campuses will pursue water resource conservation to 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. In the event of a declaration of drought, the CSU will cooperate with the state, city, and county governments to the greatest extent possible to reduce water use."

In addition to the adhering to the CSU policy, CSUN has an Energy and Sustainability team that employs a full time Energy Manager who is focused on reducing our overall electricity, natural gas and water consumption. To assist the Energy and Sustainability team, we utilize SkySpark as our Energy Information system. This tool has the ability to track all of our utility data from our campus meters to our utility bills. We also utilize this system to track our progress towards the goals outlined in our sustainability plan as well as the CSU Sustainability Policy through real-time dashboards.


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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