Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.67
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 5.00 Gary Peden
Director Physical Plant & Facilities
Physical Plant
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Total floor area of building space:
1,290,997 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:

As a SUNY institution, ESF follows New York's Green Cleaning Program which includes policies, guidelines, best practices, approved product lists, and more.

https://greencleaning.ny.gov/entry.asp


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:

As part of an award from the NY Power Authority (NYPA-OMAP, Operation and Maintenance Acceleration Program), ESF hired its first full time new energy manager in May 2016. The Energy Manager is now the new Director of Energy and Utilities, and he works closely with several offices on campus to bridge communication gaps: (1) Facilities, (2) Sustainability Office, (3) Business Office, (4) upper administration, and (5) faculty and students. ENERGY-STAR is used to benchmark building performance against others of similar type. The College also hired a third-party consultant to complete ASHRAE Level 2 energy audits of all the main buildings, including reviewing building management systems and controls. The team identified and corrected several system "overrides" that have caused large energy inefficiencies over the years.

In 2018, there was a reorganization of the previous physical plant staff to create an Energy Conservation Development and Controls division with a focus on the following:

- Retro-commissioning
- Energy conservation development and implementation
- Implementation of energy conservation measures developed during the past ASHRAE 2 energy audit
- Development and implementation of a robust steam trap management program
- Development of an Energy Master Plan with a third party consultant
- Two year, energy focused training with Urban Green to reduce energy and water consumption through the implementation of best practices

ESF benchmarks all of the conditioned square footage through Energy Star Portfolio Manager and the data are available on the NYEM Website. Currently, the College is reduced 8.56% from the 2011 baseline. The goal is a 20% reduction by the year 2020.


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):
100

A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:

As part of an award from the NY Power Authority (NYPA-OMAP, Operation and Maintenance Acceleration Program), ESF hired its first full time new energy manager in May 2016. The Energy Manager is now the new Director of Energy and Utilities. He works with others within the Facilities team to identify and correct water wastage. There currently are two major water savings projects underway in two different buildings as a result of this effort (Bray Hall and Baker Labs).

ESF installed and commissioned the following water reduction projects:

- Free cooling chiller in Baker Labs to use ambient air to cool condenser water from a TEM microscope's mini chiller saving over 1,000,000 gallons of potable water a year
- Decommissioned a water cooled heat pump in Bray Hall and install high efficient air-to-air heat pumps for the space's HVAC needs
- (Work-in-progress) - the installation of EPA Water Sense approved plumbing fixtures in Baker Labs.

Water usage is bench-marked in the EPA's Energy Star Portfolio Manager.


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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The Director of Facilities, the Director of Energy Management and Utilities and the Sustainable Facilities Manager are currently developing campus policies in regard to sustainable operations and maintenance (impacts on the surrounding site, energy consumption, usage of environmentally preferable materials, indoor environmental quality and water consumption). It is hoped that these policies will go through the sustainability policy review process later in 2019.

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