|Submission Date||March 30, 2018|
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance
|1.45 / 5.00||
Associate Director Utilities and Engineering
Total floor area of building space:
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:
Percentage of building space certified under a green building rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
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):
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):
A copy or the green cleaning policy:
A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:
Lehigh University via its contract with ABM uses ionized water as its primary green-cleaning agent. The Orbio Technologies os3 system is located on campus in William Hall. This on-site generation (OSG) technology converts water, electricity and a small amount of salt into two effective cleaning and antimicrobial solutions. It eliminates the need for many packaged chemicals that have been used for years to clean the campus buildings. The technology has not yet been fully adopted in Lehigh's athletic facilities.
Additional green cleaning information can be found at https://www.abm.com/greencare/
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):
A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:
Nearly all Lehigh campus buildings have an electric meter that can be monitored remotely through an online dashboard. These meters (121 at present) are available for all large buildings powered through the internal electrical distribution system. This functionality is not available in smaller buildings located off of the main campuses, like row homes, used as residence halls but powered through the local electric distribution company. The data are available to all Lehigh University community members with network login credentials. Two different dashboards are available, Grafana and OSIsoft Pi. Staff use the metering data to issue internal monthly electric bills, and to calculate kBTU/GSF figures for each building for each fiscal year. Buildings EUIs are compared by building type and for a single building from year to year versus weather data (e.g., HDD and CDD) and benchmarks. Faculty and students can use the online dashboard data for class projects or research. For example, on-campus student residents can track electrical usage of their residence halls during contest periods when occupants of all residence halls compete to lower their usage versus a baseline established in a previous year.
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):
A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:
Lehigh's Facilities Services department receives monthly and quarterly utility bills for all campus facilities from the local water authority. All usages reported on the monthly and quarterly bills are recorded into a spreadsheet. Usages are divided by the gross square footage of each building, to compare usages between buildings with a common function such as residences halls or academic/classroom buildings. The spreadsheet is provided upon request to students, faculty, and staff interested in studying these data.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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