|Submission Date||Aug. 31, 2020|
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance
|1.93 / 5.00||
Sustainable Developpment PMO
Total floor area of existing building space:
Floor area of existing building space operated and maintained in accordance with a sustainable management policy/program and/or a green building rating system:
|Existing floor area|
|Certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute, Green Building Council (GBC) rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Platinum)||0 Square Feet|
|Certified at the 2nd highest level under a 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Gold)||0 Square Feet|
|Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., BREEAM-In Use Very Good)||0 Square Feet|
|Certified at a step above minimum level under a 4 -or 5–tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Silver)||0 Square Feet|
|Certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., BREEAM In-Use Pass or LEED O+M Certified)||0 Square Feet|
|Certified at any level under a non-GBC rating system or single-attribute rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings||0 Square Feet|
|Operated and maintained in accordance with a multi-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system||760,670.35 Square Feet|
|Operated and maintained in accordance with a single-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system||0 Square Feet|
|Total||760,670.35 Square Feet|
Percentage of existing building space certified under a green building rating system rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
A brief description of the sustainable operations and maintenance policy/program and/or O+M rating system(s) used:
The total area of Mohammed VI polytechnic University and the green city has been certified ""Silver"" at LEED Green Building Rating System in 2015 according to the link https://www.usgbc.org/projects/ville-verte-mohammed-vi. Following your relevant feedback, the reported square footage of certified buildings have been revised and removed to the category of "Operated and maintained in accordance with a multi-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system". As for the experimental farm which area is 29536,2
square feet, it has not been counted in the Operated and maintained buildings in accordance with a multi-attribute management policy since it's not included in the certified green city.
Additional information on how energy and water use are maintained in buildings that are Operated and maintained in accordance with a multi-attribute, sustainable management policy/program :
• Green Energy Park and GSBP:
the Green Energy Park is implementing a smart building system of monitoring “Home Energy Management System” that is a computer-based control system installed in buildings that monitor and control the building’s mechanical and electrical equipment such as ventilation, lighting, power systems, fire systems, and security systems. They collect and analyze data and then provide insights or take necessary actions to improve the building’s efficiency and productivity.
Being a platform that produces clean energy via solar panels, this system would significantly increase the penetration of PV energy for direct consumption and reduce electricity costs. The data measured by the various sensors and meters of the system is acquired via a “Monitoring Module” which then stores them in a database. The database makes part of the “Data Management Module” which includes a forecasting sub-module. The data is visualized through a Human-Machine Interface (HMI), ensuring total visibility of the current, past and future state of the system. The HMI module allows also the user to interact with the system. These, added to the measured and forecast data, constitute the dynamic part of the optimization problem which is solved by the "Decision-Making Module".
As for the green and smart building platform (GSBP), the houses are equipped with home automation systems including:
- Motion detection that integrates a temperature, luminosity and accelerometer sensor.
- Loxone Pure Touch: Switch incorporating humidity and temperature sensors as well as a backlight for style and orientation.
- Light Intensity sensor for lighting variation.
- Consumption and PV production measurement.
- Lighting variation.
- Split air conditioning management.
Kindly find details of the home automation systems at the GSBP’s campus in the attached document.
The electrical power purchased from the national office of Electricity is routed to the university through a delivery post that is connected to 4 other distribution posts of 3200 KVA. These posts deliver power to the entire UM6P buildings. Once a year, the general affairs department proceed a general electricity cut-off in order to maintain these distribution posts.
In addition, the energy intensive buildings are equipped with emergency generators to supply the need of server rooms in case of a power cut-off. These generators are systematically maintained via periodic vacuum tests.
On the other hand, several measures were put in place to save and reduce the energetic consumption such as:
- Controlling the heating and cooling degree of the air conditioning system.
- Automatic lighting in offices and classrooms using a detection system.
As for water use and maintenance, the university has its own water reserve by storing the arrived water in a basin connected to a central softener. This facility is implemented in order to maintain and treat water at the source. The softener delivers water to buildings where it’s stored in water fountains equipped with reverse osmosis facility. The fountains are periodically maintained through levy and filter change.
Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable operations and maintenance program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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