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Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2015
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Dalhousie University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Rochelle Owen
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of 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:
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Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
420896.39 Square Metres

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) Square Metres
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) Square Metres
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) Square Metres
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) Square Metres

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 Square Metres
Mid-Level Square Metres
Highest Achievable Level Square Metres

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 Square Metres
4th Highest Level Square Metres
Mid-Level Square Metres
2nd Highest Level Square Metres
Highest Achievable Level Square Metres

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for existing buildings:
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Floor area of building space that is maintained in accordance with formally adopted sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies, but NOT certified:
420896.39 Square Metres

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
March 31, 2011

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

Dalhousie University plans, constructs, manages, and maintains all Dalhousie properties using principles of sustainable building. All new “major building projects” are designed, constructed and certified to meet at least LEED Gold standards. . Dalhousie sets standards for green building design and operations in all renovation projects of all sizes from retrofits of interior building spaces and houses to major buildings. Green building programs for existing buildings such as LEED for Existing Buildings and Operations and Maintenance are also explored. Facilities Management and Office Sustainability staff incorporates annual green building training for staff.  Green building tours, videos, fact sheets and other communications products are made available to the Dalhousie campus and community at large.


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

Facilities Management and the Office of Sustainability are responsible for annually evaluating and reporting to President’s Advisory Council on Sustainability on how well the University construction and renovation projects are meeting the policy.


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

The University in the last past five years have passed and updated a number of plans, policies, and guidelines that support green building program for existing operations. In addition a number of programs are being implemented across all campuses buildings. Details of plans, policies, guidelines and programs by topic area are outlined on the Office of Sustainability website. Future work in this area includes testing certification programs versus more enhanced tools and manuals for our internal green building operations program. For this credit similar to other credits we are including the Halifax campuses. A new college merged with Dalhousie in 2012 and all policy and programs apply. We are working with this new campus (1/10) size of university educating staff on these standards and implementing programs

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