Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.42
Liaison Matthew Muchna
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Northern Arizona University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.93 / 5.00 Agnes Drogi
Manager: CAS Construction, Engineering and Inspection
Capital Assets and Services
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Total floor area of building space:
6879949 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):
85

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):
0

A copy or the green cleaning policy:
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A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:
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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):
50

A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:

We use Energy CAP to analyze consumption through meters with square footage, occupancy, and heating degree day analyses.


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):
50

A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:

We use Energy CAP to analyze consumption through meters with square footage, occupancy, and heating degree day analyses.
Just like how Energy CAP now submeters the electrical and steam of our buildings, it also meters our potable and reclaimed water usage to 50% of our uncertified buildings.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Regarding our Indoor Air Quality Management: We subscribe to the “bible” of IAQ where it brings together both our Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) and HVAC departments in unison. It’s the ASHRAE 62 method.
EH&S and HVAC respond to complaints as they’re communicated via Building Managers, FAST work order submission, or EH&S work order submission. Both department take direct calls as well.

Then EH&S follows up and dose a IAQ assessment which includes a discussion with affected occupants and air sampling to gather data. Most of the time this will require air samples to be submitted to the appropriate laboratory for analysis depending on the agent. EH&S pays for it. If the HVAC components are suspect, HVAC is called. If it’s something else, EH&S works with the BMs, Deans, Chairs, etc. to implement corrective action and assist through the process.

EH&S manuals and policies can be found here: http://nau.edu/Research/Compliance/Environmental-Health-and-Safety/Manuals-Policies/

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