|Submission Date||Jan. 10, 2020|
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance
|1.45 / 5.00||
Physical Plant Engineering Services
Total floor area of building space:
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:
Percentage of building space certified under a green building rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list or sample of certified buildings and ratings:
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):
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):
A copy or the green cleaning policy:
A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:
-The uploaded contract is in reference to the green cleaning supplies purchased and the relationship with our vendor, which also supports analysis of our practices via the IN-SITE program provided by SupplyWorks under IPHEC-D-3b contract. The campus utilizes IPHEC-D-3b to purchase cleaning supplies and equipment; tracks sustainably preferable purchases as percent of purchases; and meets regularly with awarded supplier.
-The Building Services (custodial staff) team members are employees of the university. In addition to materials and services provided within the contract agreement listed above, Building Services has also taken other action to green their processes, including the cleaning of floors using a non-chemical process and the adoption of microfiber towels use to replace single-use paper towels.
-Building Services supports the majority of campus buildings (academic buildings, library, athletic facilities, etc.), with campus auxiliaries (Student Center, Recreation Center, Student Health Services, etc.) each managing their own facility’s cleaning initiatives. In 2017-2018, Building Services, campus auxiliaries, and the Sustainability Office collaborated to support the adoption of more greening practices and share best practices across campus. Due to unique situations, not all of our auxiliaries have been able to adopt wide-spread green cleaning in the same way as Building Services has. As such, we do not feel like we can claim the 100% figure. In order to estimate a more accurate figure, we utilized the most recent data we have from our vendor regarding green purchases. We took the % value of the “non-preferred” purchases for each unit and reduced the unit’s square footage value by the percent of non-preferred products they purchase. For example:
• 5% of Building Services’ cleaning supplies purchased as provided by the vendor were considered “non-preferred.”
• Their responsibility area is 5572992 sqft. We reduced that value by 5% to arrive at their square footage for this report.
• We repeated that methodology for each of our auxiliaries and then added the total to arrive at 7,161,716 total estimated green area out of 7,981,854 making the percentage of floor area maintained as green as 89.73%
• We know this is not a perfect methodology and we are conflating purchases and square footage being cleaned; but we find this to be the most realistic way to create a data-driven estimation with our current information.
The referenced RFP/contract is attached. This was supplied by procurement.
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):
A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:
Utilities for all of the facilities within the institutional boundary are tracked using EnergyCAP utility bill accounting and energy management software. EnergyCAP includes benchmarking charts and reports to rank and compare buildings and meters within peer groups, to identify outliers, and prioritize energy conservation efforts. EnergyCAP software interfaces to the EPA Portfolio Manager to obtain ENERGY STAR ratings for buildings. Justin Harrell, PE, CEM, is a full-time utility manager who reviews energy and water use on a monthly basis and plans efficiency and conservation projects for the University.
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):
A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:
Water use for all of the facilities within the institutional boundary is tracked using EnergyCAP utility bill accounting and management software. EnergyCAP includes benchmarking charts and reports to rank and compare buildings and meters within peer groups, to identify outliers, and prioritize water conservation efforts. Justin Harrell, PE, CEM, is a full-time utility manager who reviews energy and water use on a monthly basis and plans efficiency and conservation projects for the University.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Green Cleaning data provided by Geory Kurtzhals, Director of Sustainability
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