Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.90
Liaison Pegah Djamzad
Submission Date Oct. 5, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Simon Fraser University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 5.00 Wendy Lee
Development Sustainability Manager
Facilities Services
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Total floor area of building space:
4479230.82 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):
100

A copy of the IAQ management policy or protocol:
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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:

SFU's janitorial services meet or exceed LEED-EB and CIMS-GB standards for all our campuses, including using exclusively Ecologo and Greenseal approved products and going chemical free i.e. dust cloths as much as possible.


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:

In 2010, SFU signed a Statement of Action committing itself to institutional energy savings goals as a means to support the Sustainability Policy (GP 38).

The Statement of Action commits SFU to:

Reduce total energy consumption by a minimum of 2% per year; Develop achievable and practical plans to achieve our reduction goals; Support the provincial government's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 33% below 2007 levels by 2020, to achieve the goal of 80% reduction by 2050; Implement a rigorous measurement and verification procedure, and strive to be fully accountable for our actions; Exercise leadership in engaging the university community to contribute to saving energy through behavioural change and educational events

The University's 2018 Strategic Energy Management Plan (SEMP) supports the University Sustainability Plan and its long term commitment to energy efficiency and conservation. The SEMP provides a strategic framework for minimizing energy consumption by describing energy conservation actions currently underway as well as planned actions to guide the University's efforts in meeting its energy conservation commitments.
https://www.sfu.ca/fs/projects-initiatives/sustainable-initiatives/energy-conservation/energy-commitment.html


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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SFU's HVAC systems are monitored and controlled through the institution's building management system continuously. Majority of campus buildings and connecting areas have been installed with CO2 sensors to automatically respond to the ventilation level which is set in accordance to ASHRAE standards.

To minimize the occurrence of poor IAQ, preventive maintenance is carried out on building HVAC systems on a regular basis. For instance, the filters of the air handling units system are replaced biannually.

IAQ concerns are investigated by EHRS on as-requested basis. A representative from Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) will follow-up with the concerned occupant(s). An assessment strategy will be developed based on the occupant interview which may include a review of the ventilation in the room, an assessment of the four IAQ parameters (carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, temperature and humidity), and an investigation to identify any signs of water ingress, mold growth or other contaminants.

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