Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.50
Liaison Susan Kaspari
Submission Date July 17, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Central Washington University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.34 / 5.00
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Total floor area of building space:
3,594,917 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):
0

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

Use green chemicals when available. At this time we do not have a written cleaning contracts.


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):
67.30

A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:

CWU has a campus centralized building automation system that controls 67.3% of buildings on campus. This system allows us to trend temperature, occupancy and other essential system points and use this data to move toward better managing the energy used to heat and cool the facilities. We also have electrical meters on most buildings at the feeder level. These meters use sophisticated management software that allows us to trend electricity usages throughout campus. We analyze this electricity data and use it in our process of decision making when manipulating settings for both the lighting control and building automation system over time. This allows for conservation of energy without the compromise of unhappy students and staff from uncomfortable environmental conditions. Additionally this data is used to pinpoint areas on campus that need efficiency renovations.

One of our action plans included digitally displaying electricity usage in two different facilities to encourage students and staff to save energy by allowing them to physically see the energy savings trended on a graph.

CWU does not have clear milestones at this time but instead use this data to know what areas can be better controlled (Lighting and HVAC) to increase efficiency. We have future plans to set goals for individual buildings energy usages and use these forms of technology to track and manipulate the energy usages.


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):
0

A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:

CWU monitors system make-up water usage across campus using our building automation system. We have trends on most all make up water meters and can compare usage with that of a previous day/time at any time. All systems that contain a large capacity of water get looked at least once a day Mon-Fri. Additionally, some are alarmed with visual alarms that quickly bring leaks to our attention. We often trend these usages and always spend time tracking down leaks to prevent the waste of water.

Our domestic potable water is metered by the City of Ellensburg. The City of Ellensburg monitors and tracks any changes in water usage and notifies Central Washington University immediately at the time of a leak. After notification it is policy that we isolate the leak and take corrective action as soon as possible.


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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