Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.63
Liaison Karen Oberer
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

McGill University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 5.00 Philippe St-Jean
Sustainability Construction Officer
Facilities Operations and Development
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Total floor area of building space:
891,994 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 0 Square Metres
LEED O+M Gold or the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 0 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) 0 Square Metres
LEED O+M Silver or at a step above minimum level under another 4 -or 5–tier GBC rating system 0 Square Metres
LEED O+M Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 0 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:
0 Square Metres

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:

While we currently do not self-evaluate with respect to LEED-EB criteria (due to the limited availability of resources), the Sustainable Construction Working Group continually work on improvements to our building operations and maintenance as part of our existing commitments (i.e. internal policies and others). This implies that many factors are already considered, including impacts on surrounding sites, energy consumption, usage of environmentally-preferable materials, indoor environmental quality, and water consumption. For example:
- no new parking spaces are being built on our main campus
- efficient fixtures for water and energy are used
- certified green cleaning products are used in addition to using more durable equipment to reduce waste
- recycling facilities are offered
- continuous (re)commissioning of infrastructure takes place
- metering of steam and energy (on major buildings) is monitored in real time


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:
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:
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A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:

McGill has been using green certified cleaning products in all buildings managed by Building Services since 2001, opting in 2009 to change over to entirely detergent-free cleaners. McGill University has established a green cleaning products agreement that outlines all products to be Eco-Loco, Green Seal approved, and/or biodegradable. The call for tender developed for Building Services limits all purchases for cleaning products for day-to-day maintenance in buildings to only use Eco-Logo or Green Seal approved products. Cleaning tools (rags and scrubbers) were also replaced with more durable products that reduce waste.


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:

McGill has been proactively investing in energy management projects since 2002. In 2010, a comprehensive energy strategy was developed from which followed McGill’s Five-Year Energy Management Plan. This Plan consists of an integrated suite of projects developed with the goal of maximizing energy conservation at McGill within existing buildings, and designed to produce measurable results. Based on the ongoing results of these projects, the rolling Five-Year Plan will be revised and updated annually. Future long-term objectives will also be adjusted, following review and evaluation of the results from the projects implemented. Projects include (but are not limited to) maintenance and optimization of HVAC systems, proper sealing of windows, lighting retrofits, and building upgrades.

McGill’s Energy Management Plan is part of McGill’s overall objective to promote energy conservation leadership and participation throughout the McGill community.
Details: http://www.mcgill.ca/facilities/utilities/energymanagement


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):
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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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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