Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 88.14
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Colorado State University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.03 / 5.00 Carol Dollard
Energy Engineer
Facilities Management
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Total floor area of building space:
8,605,793 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 119,627 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:
1.39

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

LEED Existing Buildings O+M v2009 was used for Summit Hall. More details at http://www.green.colostate.edu/green-buildings.aspx


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:

Colorado State University has adopted and implemented a comprehensive Environmentally and Socially Responsible Procurement policy that encourages the purchase of green cleaning products across all sectors to minimize environmental impact. CSU Facilities Management, CSU Housing & Dining Services and the Student Recreation Center have all adopted green cleaning policies and practices which would cover 100% of CSU’s occupied square footage (that is not otherwise certified by a green building rating system).


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:

CSU has an Energy Team that monitors building performance and prioritizes projects. Twice per year, all buildings are ranked by EUI. Efficiency measures and retrocommissioning efforts are then prioritized based on this data. Efficiency projects are funded through a revolving fund.

In addition, CSU utilizes EnergyCAP (a utility database) to track utility use in buildings. CSU's three major campuses are all master metered from the local utility, but CSU maintains submeters at nearly all buildings to better understand building energy and water usage. These meters have recently been upgraded to "real time" meters in order to provide even more information to improve efficiency.


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:

Twice per year, buildings are ranked by gal/GSF. Efficiency measures are then prioritized based on this data. Efficiency projects are funded through a revolving fund.

In addition, CSU utilizes EnergyCAP (a utility management database) to track utility use in buildings. CSU's three major campuses are all master metered from the local utility, but CSU maintains submeters at nearly all buildings to better understand building energy and water usage. These meters have recently been upgraded to "real time" meters in order to provide even more information to improve efficiency.


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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Certifiable GSf has been reduced by the following:
Unoccupied or uncertifiable (barns, parking garges, etc): 1,716,888 GSF
LEED last 5 yrs = 2,036,757 GSF
Total Certifiable Space = 12,359,438 – 1,716,888 – 2,036,757 = 8,605,793 GSF

In regards to IAQ monitoring the CSU Construction Standards include the following language: "At a minimum, the BAS shall include provisions for energy management (economizer function), building static control, building temperature control, and IAQ control."

In regards to IAQ response: In addition to any alarms generated by IAQ monitoring equipment in the BAS system, Environmental Health has a webpage where IAQ complaints can be reported. Those complaints are assigned to members of the EHS team who address nonemergency complaints within 3 days.

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