Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.28
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Grand Valley State University
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 5.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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Total floor area of existing building space:
6,381,821 Square feet

Floor area of existing building space operated and maintained in accordance with a sustainable management policy/program and/or a green building rating system:
Existing floor area
Certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute, Green Building Council (GBC) rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Platinum) 0 Square feet
Certified at the 2nd highest level under a 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Gold) 0 Square feet
Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., BREEAM-In Use Very Good) 0 Square feet
Certified at a step above minimum level under a 4 -or 5–tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Silver) 0 Square feet
Certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., BREEAM In-Use Pass or LEED O+M Certified) 0 Square feet
Certified at any level under a non-GBC rating system or single-attribute rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings 0 Square feet
Operated and maintained in accordance with a multi-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system 0 Square feet
Operated and maintained in accordance with a single-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system
 6,381,821 Square feet
Total 6,381,821 Square feet

Percentage of existing building space certified under a green building rating system rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
0

A brief description of the sustainable operations and maintenance policy/program and/or O+M rating system(s) used:
GREEN HOUSEKEEPING POLICY – Grand Valley State University

Intent:
To reduce exposure of building occupants and maintenance personnel to potentially hazardous chemical, biological and particulate contaminants, which adversely affect air quality, human health, building finishes, building systems and
the environment.
Statement of Purpose:
o Prevent the introduction of contaminants into the environment by using appropriate materials.
o Prevent interior contamination by training the university’s housekeeping staff in approved procedures and
materials.
o Remove contaminants from the interior environment.

Requirements:
Grand Valley State University will maintain this green housekeeping policy for all buildings and for housekeeping staff addressing the following green housekeeping requirements:
o Purchase of cleaning, hard floor, and carpet care products meeting Green Seal Standards (See Appendix A)
and Carpet and Rug Institute Standards.
o Purchase of hand towels and toilet tissue meeting EcoLogoM Certification (See Appendix B)
o Development of requirements for staffing, and for training of maintenance personnel appropriate to the needs of each building. These requirements include the training of maintenance personnel in the disposal and recycling of cleaning chemicals, dispensing equipment and packaging. (See Appendix C).
o Development of guidelines addressing the safe handling and storage of cleaning chemicals used in the building. (See Appendix C)
o Establishment of standard operating procedures (SOPs) to protect vulnerable building occupants. (See Appendix C)
o Establish procedures for coordination with campus waste management and recycling procedures.
o Establish procedures for coordination with LEED Credit EQc5, Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control. In all campus buildings, to the extent possible, GVSU Facilities Services Staff will implement its housekeeping operations in coordination with the LEED® Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
credit requirements regarding chemical storage, mixing, and disposal.

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable operations and maintenance program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Indoor Air Quality Management is regularly audited and monitored.

Indoor Air Quality Management is regularly audited and monitored.

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