Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.32
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Oct. 14, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Humber College
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 5.00 Lindsay Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Total floor area of building space:
253,360.97 Square Metres

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 Square Metres
LEED O+M Gold or the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system Square Metres
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) Square Metres
LEED O+M Silver or at a step above minimum level under another 4 -or 5–tier GBC rating system Square Metres
LEED O+M Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system Square Metres

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:
460.52 Square Metres

Percentage of building space certified under a green building rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
0.18

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

Humber’s Centre for Urban Ecology is the first and only facility to receive a Platinum Certification from Ontario EcoCentres. The Ontario EcoCentres certification demonstrates the centre’s commitment to sustainable practices and environmentally-balanced behaviour.


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):
100

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

Sustainability (recycling, composting, green cleaning, etc.) was included in the most recent cleaning services contract RFP. Companies were evaluated on how they would develop and maintain green cleaning practices at the college. The supplementary Terms and Conditions also included a comprehensive section on environmental protection.


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:

Humber’s energy management and benchmarking program is incorporated into the Integrated College Energy Master Plan (ICEMP or Plan). Started in 2015, the ICEMP will examine the long-term economic and environmental risks surrounding energy use at the College and re-envision Humber’s energy future. The Plan is being developed over several months by a team which includes operational staff, faculty members and students, mentored by a partner with global reach and expertise. The Plan aims to meet the following goals:

• Use at least 50% less energy by 2034
• Cause at least 30% less Greenhouse Gas emissions
• Create a campus-wide energy culture
• Ensure energy supply reliability
• Offer world-class academic courses addressing integrated energy, water and climate solutions
• Use Humber as a ‘living laboratory’ to develop competitive sustainability, energy & climate curricula
• Create a national and community role model with world-class energy performance
Humber’s current energy management program has achieved energy efficiency increase of 11%. The program includes:
• Energy goals incorporated and communicated through the 2014-2019 Humber Sustainability Plan, which has received support by senior management.
• Utility bills tracked on a monthly basis throughout the year. Established network of electrical sub meters
• Energy benchmarked internally year over year and compared to other regional colleges on an annual basis
• Monthly energy data reviewed by the energy efficiency manager
• Completed energy audit in 2014. Selected projects for implementation based on the audit’s results


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:

Humber’s water management and benchmarking program is incorporated into the Integrated College Energy Master Plan (ICEMP or Plan). Started in 2015, the ICEMP will examine the long-term economic and environmental risks surrounding energy and water use at the College. The Plan is being developed over several months by a team which includes operational staff, faculty members and students, mentored by a partner with global reach and expertise. The Plan aims to meet the following goals:

• Use at least 50% less water by 2034
• Offer world-class academic courses addressing integrated energy, water and climate solutions

The ICEMP requires for continuous water benchmarking moving forward.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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