Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.07
Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date May 9, 2017
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STARS v2.1

The Ohio State University at Lima
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 5.00 Ron Kaufman
Facilities Superintendent
Facilities
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Total floor area of building space:
462103 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:

Ohio State operates a streamlined custodial operation through ManageMen’s (OS1)
Program to standardize and modernize the custodial operation while becoming more environmentally friendly and promoting a sustainable, healthy campus. The
program’s “philosophy of cleaning” includes concepts such as clean for health first, minimize environmental harm, and simplify … versus polluting and cleaning solely
for appearance. It minimizes chemical waste and misuse with pre-measured, color coded chemical packets. The OS1 program focuses on the health of the building occupants and the cleaning staff. Environmentally preferable cleaning strategies, procedures, training,
and purchasing guidelines for consumables, tools, and equipment are all part of responsible cleaning. All of the daily-use cleaning chemicals in the OS1 program
have earned the Green Seal Certification or are EPA registered disinfectants.


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:

Each year, Ohio State collects utility data to create an ongoing tracking metric for Carbon Footprint, Energy, and Water for each campus location. The energy utility data includes all electricity, natural gas, and other fuels. This data is then converted into a weather adjusted Energy Utilization Index (EUI), which can be used to see year-over-year trends in utility use.

The university’s Green Build and Energy policy was created in support of the Climate Action Plan for the Columbus Campus; it requires all new construction and major renovations to attain a minimum of LEED Silver certification. The policy also establishes standards for building maintenance and operation to reduce resource use and encourage conservation.


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:

Ohio State’s Sustainability Plan is a comprehensive document that outlines the methodologies to achieve the comprehensive university-wide sustainability efforts. The Sustainability Plan has a focus on a range of topics including the management of water.

Each year, Ohio State collects utility data to create an ongoing tracking metric for Carbon Footprint, Energy, and Water for each campus location. The water utility data includes all potable water use on campus. Ohio State then uses this data along with a weighted campus user calculation to normalize the data, which can be used to see year-over-year trends in water use.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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