|Submission Date||Feb. 18, 2021|
Sonoma State University
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance
|1.00 / 5.00||
Housing Operations Manager
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||0 Square Feet|
|Operated and maintained in accordance with a single-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system||2,433,813 Square Feet|
|Total||2,433,813 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:
Sustainable Building Practices:
1. All future CSU new construction, remodeling, renovation, and repair projects will be designed with consideration of optimum energy utilization, low life cycle operating costs, compliance with all applicable energy codes (enhanced Title 24 energy codes), and regulations. In the areas of specialized construction that are not regulated through the current energy codes, such as historical buildings, museums, and auditoriums, the CSU will ensure that these facilities are designed to consider energy efficiency. Energy-efficient and sustainable design features in the project plans and specifications will be considered in balance with the academic program needs of the project within the available project budget.
2. Capital Planning, Design, and Construction in the Chancellor’s Office shall monitor building sustainability/energy performance and maintain information on design best practices to support the energy efficiency goals and guidelines of this policy. The sustainability performance shall be based on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles with consideration to the physical diversity and microclimates within the CSU.
3. The CSU shall design and build all new buildings and major renovations to meet or exceed the minimum requirements equivalent to LEED “Silver.” Each campus shall strive to achieve a higher standard equivalent to LEED “Gold” or “Platinum” within project budget constraints. Each campus may pursue external certification through the LEED process.
4. The CSU encourages the use of materials and systems with reduced environmental impacts. The design team (architect/engineer) shall recommend building materials and methods with life cycles (manufacture, installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement) of reduced environmental impacts. Considerations shall include energy efficiency, the energy required in the manufacturing process, life cycle duration, and maintenance and replacement costs.
5. Capital Planning, Design & Construction of the CSU Office of the Chancellor shall develop a CSU Sustainability Measurement System and self-verification standard. The system shall be based on LEED principles with consideration to the physical diversity and microclimates within the CSU. The Sustainability Measurement System shall support the energy efficiency goals and guidelines of this policy.
Physical Plant Management:
1. Each campus shall operate and maintain a comprehensive energy management system that will provide centralized reporting and control of the campus energy-related activities.
2. To the extent possible, academic and non-academic programs will be consolidated in a manner to achieve the highest building utilization.
3. All CSU campuses will implement a utility chargeback system to recover direct and indirect costs of utilities provided to self-supporting and external organizations pursuant to procedures in the Integrated California State University Administrative Manual (ICSUAM).
4. Indoor lighting will be reduced in number and/or wattage, wherever possible, to provide for the minimum but adequate lighting levels consistent with the needs of instructional programs and state-mandated standards for the efficient and effective use of the space. Existing incandescent lamps for general-purpose lighting will be phased out and future incandescent lamps will not be allowed unless exempted for very limited and specialized tasks by the campus energy/utility managers. New lighting systems will be in the form of the latest energy-saving technology.
5. Outside lighting on building exteriors and campus grounds will be maintained at levels necessary to provide security and safety to promote confidence within the campus community. Good energy management practices shall be observed within this guideline.
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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