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Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date May 9, 2016
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California State University, Sacramento
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kristina Cullen
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management—Sustainability
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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:

n/a


Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
5166951 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 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

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 0 Square Feet
4th Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for existing buildings:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is maintained in accordance with formally adopted sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies, but NOT certified:
5166951 Square Feet

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
May 20, 2014

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

One example of how we maintain sustainable building operations and maintenance is through our Residential Housing custodial program. An evaluation and testing system is used to determine the best performance and packaging from companies' green products. Products that have a high concentrated dilution ratio and metered with a handle dispenser are preferred because it reduces plastic packaging and product waste. Rapid renewable and 100% recycled paper products with a green seal certification are used. Additionally, motion sensors and upgraded LED lighting are a standardized practice for building maintenance. i.e.
Sierra Hall Renovation:
• Replacement of all corridor 13 watt compact fluorescent
lamps with motion sensor LED fixtures.
• Replaced old plumbing fixtures with low flow fixtures.

Sutter Hall Renovation/Refresh:
• Replacement of all 13 watt compact fluorescent corridor lamps with motion sensor LED
fixtures.
• Replaced old plumbing fixtures with low flow fixtures.

Also, whenever practical, projects reuse materials such as ceiling
tiles and carpeting to minimize amount of materials being
thrown away needlessly.
Example: California Department of Public Health (2nd
floor of Folsom Hall), carpet tiles & ceiling tiles reused
along with furniture partitions.
Facilities Management will select more energy efficient fixtures, techniques and materials when an option exists.
Examples: Library 1001 for Global Education, various “Smart”
classrooms around the campus.


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

The campus complies with the CSU-wide Chancellor's Office sustainability policy that covers sustainability building practices for operations and maintenance. The policy encourages all CSU campuses to continue to adopt an integrated design approach that includes sustainable materials and practices. It also requires new goals for energy conservation, and the purchase and generation of renewable power. The following is an excerpt of the sustainable building practices policy:
Sustainable Building Practices
1. All future CSU new construction, remodeling, renovation, and repair projects will be designed with consideration of optimum energy utilization, low life cycle operating costs, compliance with all applicable energy codes (enhanced Title 24 energy codes) and regulations. In the areas of specialized construction that are not regulated through the current energy codes, such as historical buildings, museums, and auditoriums, the CSU will ensure that these facilities are designed to consider energy efficiency. Energy efficient and sustainable design features in the project plans and specifications will be considered in balance with the academic program needs of the project within the available project budget. (78-Adopt; 88-Revise; 01-Revise; 04-Revise; 14-Revise)
2. Capital Planning, Design and Construction in the Chancellor’s Office shall monitor building sustainability/energy performance and maintain information on design best practices to support the energy efficiency goals and guidelines of this policy. The sustainability performance shall be based on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles with consideration to the physical diversity and microclimates within the CSU. (05-New; 14-Revise)
3. The CSU shall design and build all new buildings and major renovations to meet or exceed the minimum requirements equivalent to LEED “Silver.” Each campus shall strive to achieve a higher standard equivalent to LEED “Gold” or “Platinum” within project budget constraints. Each campus may pursue external certification through the LEED process. (05-New; 14-Revise)


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

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