Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.72
Liaison Philip Mansfield
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2017
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Carleton University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Philip Mansfield
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management and Planning
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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) Yes

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

Carleton has adopted the APPA Energy and Sustainability Assessment Tool (ESAT). ESAT provides a comprehensive view of operations and helps our institution get the data and direction it needs to chart a course to sustainability. All buildings on campus are included in the assessment and benchmarking program.


Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
4372142 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:
4372142 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:
0 Square Feet

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
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The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
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A brief description of the sustainable building operations and maintenance program and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

The formal adoption of ESAT allows Carleton to manage and benchmark its building and operations. In addition Facilities Management and Planning oversees a series of plans and guidelines that have been implemented to improve everyday operations and maintenance of the campus and thus improve ESAT ratings. This includes the Energy Master Plan which outlines goals and objectives for managing, conserving and reducing energy consumption, alongside costs and estimated savings for proposed measures. In addition a specific and targeted energy retrofit program provide a comprehensive approach to facility upgrades and enhancements which have seen improvements to the indoor environment, providing consistent lighting levels, better temperature control and reduced drafts.
Carleton has also invested in a campus-wide Capital Development and Infrastructure Renewal plan which will see investment in building operations. New building developments are also examined from the standpoint of maximising building and operational sustainability through the Green Globe Certification program from design to operational use. Other examples implemented on campus include:
-Composting initiatives implemented in residences
-Low flow washroom fixtures installed on campus
-Residence faucets have been equipped with aerators
-Green Cleaning Product Guidelines implemented across all buildings.
-Light fixtures have been replaced with higher efficiency florescent/LED lights
-HVAC Modifications: Improve the provision of heating, ventilation and cooling within buildings
-Residence ‘Green Team’ program encourage energy and waste reduction for students living on campus
- Themed floor in campus residence for sustainability
- Staff and Faculty Eco Reps completing an internal ‘Green Workplace’ program whereby workplaces are certified for sustainability practices being implemented.


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

The Carleton Sustainability Strategic Plan outlines key commitments for ensuring the implementation of building operations and maintenance programs. These elements are also included as part of the wider University Strategic Integrated Plan and subsequent departmental scorecards for annual review.


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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