Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.67
Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date May 9, 2017
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The Ohio State University at Mansfield
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 5.00 Tony Gillund
Sustainability Manager
Energy Services and Sustainability
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Total floor area of building space:
682,709 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. For example, the following building operation and maintenance practices will be observed:

a. Energy audits and/or re-commissioning of existing building systems will be performed at regular intervals to ensure that systems are operating at maximum efficiency.
b. Recommendations on resources and building selection for the energy audit program will be made through the University Energy Committee and the Energy Services and Sustainability Program Plan. Audits, level of commissioning efforts, energy conservation projects, the preventive maintenance program, and the renewal and deferred maintenance program will be prioritized and implemented as funded through the annual budget process and the capital plan. Level of funding received will determine programs goals and deliverables. Performance contracting will be used to support projects and related efforts when possible.
c. Building system controls will be added, modified, and integrated into the existing building automation system (BAS) as they are funded. This will allow for greater control over operating schedules, which will permit implementation of demand management strategies to reduce energy consumption and related costs.
d. The university community (faculty, students, staff, visitors, and vendors) is responsible for practices and behaviors which effect energy demand. In conditioned spaces, windows and doors will be kept closed. Energy consuming devices, such as personal computers, other office equipment, lights and window air conditioners will be turned off when not in use. Information technology support teams will ensure at set up and during maintenance periods that all personal computers, monitors, printers, and copiers have their energy management features enabled.


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:

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.

Ohio State’s Sustainability Plan is a comprehensive document that outlines the methodologies to achieve the comprehensive university-wide sustainability efforts. The Green Building and Energy policy outlines standards for water management. For example, the following building operation and maintenance practices will be observed:

1. Landscape design should use plants that are in balance with the local climate and require minimal resource inputs for landscape care and maintenance.
2. Irrigation water use should be minimized through rainfall monitoring. Major construction or renovation projects should also investigate collecting storm water for non-potable uses on campus as part of sustainable design practice.
3. Low water use flush valves and flow restrictiors on faucets and showers will be used in all applicable areas.
4. No single-pass cooling water will be used on mechanical equipment in new construction or retrofits, except in the case of an emergency.
5. Water that does not go to the sanitary sewer system (such as lawn irrigation, cooling towers, and fountains) will have deduction meters installed to obtain a sewer credit from our water supplier.
6. Water leaks, dripping faucets, and fixtures that do not shut off should be reported to
Service2Facilities by calling (614) 292-HELP (Medical Center call 293-8645).
7. Domestic hot water heating systems will be well insulated and mixing valves, hot water return pumps, and controls should be designed for maximum efficiency and performance.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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