Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.58
Liaison James Gordon
Submission Date March 3, 2015
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Thompson Rivers University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.70 / 4.00 James Gordon
Environmental Programs and Research Coordinator
TRU Office of Environment and Sustainability
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Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for existing buildings?:
Yes or No
LEED for Existing Buildings or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) No
The DGNB system, Green Star Performance, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM-In Use, CASBEE for Existing Building, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) No

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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Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
1,030,549 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level (e.g. LEED Certified) 0 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level 0 Square Feet
4th Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for existing buildings:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is maintained in accordance with formally adopted sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies, but NOT certified:
482,507 Square Feet

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
Sept. 1, 2011

A brief description of the sustainable building operations and maintenance program and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

All the buildings that have gone through the Continuous Optimization Program are maintained/operated in accordance with the following guidelines: http://www.tru.ca/__shared/assets/Sustainable_Building_Operation_and_Maintenance_Guideline33420.pdf.
The buildings in the program include: Arts and Education, International Building, Campus Activity Centre, Trades and Technology, Science, and BC Centre for Open Learning.


A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies:

After the building re-commissioning process takes place, training and follow-up coaching sessions are conducted, and building energy data is monitored by the energy management team through the Energy Management Information System in order to ensure these buildings are operated and maintained efficiently.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or sustainable operations and maintenance guidelines or policies is available:

TRU's Old Main building will go through the investigation phase of the Continuous Optimization Program in early/mid 2015.
Since TRU is a British Columbia public institution, all new building construction that takes place on campus must comply with being a LEED Gold certified building, as set out in the policies shown in the URL here: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/cas/pdfs/climate_action_21st_century.pdf)

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