Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.09
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Iowa State University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 5.00 Kerry Dixon
Coordinator of Sustainable Design and Construction
Facilities Planning and Management
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Total floor area of building space:
13310308 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:
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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:
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:

Cleaning products contracts are issued through the Iowa State Procurement
Department based on criteria provided by FP&M Custodial Services. These
contracts are issued every five years (last done October 2016). During the bidding cycle requests for proposals are evaluated using the criteria listed below. Our goal is that >90% of all the products we use in our daily routine meet the following criteria:

The cleaning products meet one or more of the following standards for the appropriate category:
o Green Seal GS-37, for general-purpose, bathroom, glass and carpet cleaner use for industrial and institutional purposes
o Environmental Choice CCD-110, for cleaning and degreasing compounds
o Environmental Choice CCD-146, for hard-surface cleaners
o Environmental Choice CCD-148, for carpet and upholstery care

Disinfectants, metal polish, floor finishes, strippers or other products not addressed by GS-37 or Environmental Choice CCD-110, 146, or 148 shall meet at least one of the following standards for the appropriate category:
o Green Seal GS-40, for industrial and institutional floor-care products
o Environmental Choice CCD-112, for digestion additives for cleaning and odor
control
o Environmental Choice CCD-113, for drain or grease-trap additives
o Environmental Choice CCD-115, for odor-control additives
o Environmental Choice CCD-147, for hard-floor care
o California Code of Regulations maximum allowable VOC levels for the specific
product category

Disposable janitorial paper products and trash bags meet the minimum requirements of one or more of the following programs for the applicable product category:
o U.S. EPA Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines for Janitorial Paper and Plastic

Trash Can Liners with a thickness of less than 0.7 mil will be excluded
from the performance calculation according to LEED Interpretation ID#2460 (4/6/2009)
o Green Seal GS-09, for paper towels and napkins
o Green Seal GS- 01, for tissue paper
o Environmental Choice CCD-082, for toilet tissue
o Environmental Choice CCD-086, for hand towels
o Janitorial paper products derived from rapidly renewable resources or made from
tree-free fibers

Hand soaps meet one or more of the following standards:
o No antimicrobial agents (other than as a preservative) except where required by
health codes and other regulations (i.e., food service and health care requirements)
o Green Seal GS-41, for industrial and institutional hand cleaners
o Environmental Choice CCD-104, for hand cleaners and hand soaps


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:

Iowa State maintains an online energy efficiency portal which details benchmarking information for utility services at each of its campus properties/buildings. In-house FAMIS data is used to track real-time ISU PowerPlant power generation, as well as monthly consumption data for all metered utilities for all ISU properties. This data is used to generate monthly building consumption benchmarking graphs to provide an at-a-glance comparison to trendlines for both the three-year average for the property, as well as a separate trendline denoting a consumption goal of 15% below a three-year running average. The benchmarking tool also allows for comparison among like building types (e.g. academic, scientific, administrative).

In addition, the portal provides a searchable database detailing the Energy Management Plan for each campus building, including HVAC and seasonal temperature setpoint information.

The portal also outlines several campus-wide energy efficiency initiatives and occupant participation opportunities to collectively reduce building energy consumption.
https://www.fpm.iastate.edu/utilities/energyefficiency/


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:
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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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