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Liaison Amy Butler
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2016
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Michigan State University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Lynda Boomer
Former Engineer/Architect IV/S - Retired
IPF Energy and Environment
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Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for existing buildings?:
Yes or No
LEED for Existing Buildings or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) No
The DGNB system, Green Star Performance, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM-In Use, CASBEE for Existing Building, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) No

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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Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
22935797 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level (e.g. LEED Certified) 0 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) ---

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level ---
Mid-Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level ---
4th Highest Level ---
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Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for existing buildings:
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Floor area of building space that is maintained in accordance with formally adopted sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies, but NOT certified:
16068000 Square Feet

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
July 1, 2011

A brief description of the sustainable building operations and maintenance program and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

Michigan State University incorporates sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices in all parts of its building operations and maintenance efforts. Energy management or building automation is used in 80 percent of campus spaces to control HVAC run time and assist with classroom space consolidation and utilization efforts. Commissioning occurs during the new construction process, in existing buildings and with newly installed systems to sustain efficiency. Green Cleaning products are used in 80 percent of campus spaces, the only exception are restrooms where products with disinfectants are utilized to eliminate pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria. Recycling containers are in place in 100 percent of campus spaces. Please see http://ipf.msu.edu/green/practices/index.html for details.


A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies:

MSU's Infrastructure Planning and Facilities (IPF) unit handles energy production, conservation and education for the campus community. Our staff provides electricity, water, heating and cooling, uses the newest energy-conservation technology for designing and constructing new buildings, monitors energy usage across campus,
educates campus customers about how they can become more energy-efficient,
inspects existing buildings for energy savings and repairs and updates buildings to streamline energy efficiency. Staff from various IPF departments meet regularly to ensure compliance with sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or sustainable operations and maintenance guidelines or policies is available:

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