Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.21
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Oregon State University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.97 / 5.00 Brandon Trelstad
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Total floor area of building space:
9,822,209 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):
0

A copy of the IAQ management policy or protocol:
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The website URL where the IAQ policy/protocol may be found:
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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:

OSU Green Cleaning Policy
PURPOSE
The purpose of this policy/program is to establish high performance cleaning procedures for all campus buildings, and to reduce occupant and custodial personnel exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals.
SCOPE
This policy covers best practices for cleaning the interior of campus buildings. The specific areas covered by this policy include:

• Purchasing environmentally preferred cleaning products, materials, and equipment
• Developing and implementing standard operating procedures for effective cleaning
• Promoting and improving hand hygiene
• Vulnerable populations
• Procedures for handling cleaning chemicals
• Staffing and employee training requirements
• Collecting and addressing occupant feedback
• Establishing procedures for use of chemical concentrates and dilution systems

GOALS
The goal of this policy is to minimize the impact of cleaning activities on building occupants and custodial personnel; to use environmentally preferred cleaning products, equipment, and strategies; and to protect indoor air quality, building finishes and systems, and the environment.
OSU employs GCA Cleaning Services for the university's major cleaning needs, and selected GCA in part based on its sustainability-related practices. This selection was made via a competitive RFP process.

GCA has a strong commitment to purchasing Green Seal or Ecologo cleaning products. Through GCA's management information system, GCAware, Operations Managers order cleaning supplies not only based on low cost and customer satisfaction, but also on Green certification. Purchasing products with green certification is highly important to GCA, as described by the company's manager, Phil Rogers:

"GCA remains at the forefront of green cleaning development, by tailoring sustainable, environmentally-friendly and cost-effective programs to meet the specific demands of each of its clients. GCA's proprietary Custom Green program is the model of the industry and offers a holistic approach to develop the most effective cleaning methods that protect occupant health and safety, while reducing harmful impacts on the environment."

RESPONSIBLE PARTIES
The Facilities Services Department, Joe Majeski Director, is responsible for implementing this policy at the campus in coordination with the building’s custodial services vendor, GCA Cleaning Services. The Facilities Services Department is responsible for completing the performance evaluation described in the Performance Evaluation section. The custodial services vendor is responsible for supporting and/or participating in training and education programs that promote the goals of this policy.


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):
95

A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:

The Sustainability Office has created a customized, in house analytical tool to calculate the energy use index of all major campus buildings. We have also created, with the help of a consultant, a planning tool to help guide investments in energy related projects. This Integrated Energy Planning Model helps guide decisions for the 100 largest OSU facilities.


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):
0

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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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