Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.81
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Florida Gulf Coast University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 5.00 Katie Leone
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total floor area of building space:
2,596,579 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:
---

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:
---

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:

Green cleaning expectations are outlined in both the Physical Plant and Office of Housing and Residence Life's cleaning contracts with USSI.

The Request For Proposal for all contracted custodial vendors includes the following:
Section 1.18 ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
The University supports and encourages initiatives to protect and preserve our environment. Proposers shall submit as part of their response their environmental sustainability “green” program.

FGCU is under contract with USSI, which has achieved Green Seal certification after being evaluated by Green Seal to comply with the rigorous environmental and performance requirements of the Green Seal Environmental Standard for Cleaning Services (GS-42, 2006). Products purchased and used for the contractual custodial services must meet Green Seal standards, including high recycled content for paper products.

USSI has a Green Lead Program, a high-performance green cleaning system designed to protect human health and the environment. A Coordinator oversees the custodial contract to ensure cleaning supplies used are Green Seal approved and that all paper products are 100% recycled content.

RFP NUMBER: 10F-002 CUSTODIAL SERVICES PHYSICAL PLANT:
The Greenlead © Program specifically addresses the following key custodial areas that have a direct impact on human health and environment:
• Promoting the use of sustainable cleaning products and equipment
• Establishing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for typical cleaning and maintenance tasks focused on sustainable cleaning practices
• Conducting an audit program to monitor effective implementation of the policy
and encouraging continuous improvement
• Outlining specific guidelines regarding chemical handling, equipment
maintenance, communication protocols, documenting and tracking key metrics that demonstrate the impact of the custodial operations on the environment
• Training custodial employees, with an emphasis on safe handling and storage of cleaning chemicals and hand hygiene, as well as hazards, use, maintenance, disposal and recycling of cleaning chemicals, dispensing equipment and packaging

For more information on areas managed by the Physical Plant, please see: http://www.fgcu.edu/PhysicalPlant/files/0_FGCU_GreenHousekeeping_3-11-11.pdf

In addition to using Green Certified Cleaning products, liquid ozone is being used to replace harsh chemical cleaners in residence halls. Liquid ozone can be produced economically for use as a cleaner and disinfectant. FGCU's residence halls now use small liquid ozone producing machines which use only water and electricity to produce a safe alternative to chemicals typically used for sanitization. This liquid ozone cleaner breaks down to its individual constituents (Water and Oxygen) after only a few hours, eliminating the need for chemical cleaners and minimizing the risks to custodial workers. The liquid ozone machines are small enough to fit inside a janitorial closet and preclude the need to purchase sanitization and cleaning solutions from a third party, reducing the consumption of resources and the financial burden of continual purchase of cleaning products. Risks of inhalation and of skin exposure in custodial workers are also lessened as a result of this implementation.

FGCU Campus Rec Center does not use green certified products at this time.


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:

All areas of campus except for modular buildings use the METASYS by Johnson Controls, our energy management system. We listed 100% above because modular spaces are excluded from OP-3 & OP-4 credits on this report.


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:
---

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
---

Additional documentation to support the submission:
---

Total floor area does not match that reported in IC-2 because exclusions for spaces such as closets and storage units were made and areas constructed within the past 5 years are accounted for on OP-4. Email kleone@fgcu.edu to request a copy of the raw data.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.