|Submission Date||Aug. 26, 2011|
University of Alaska Fairbanks
OP-1: Building Operations and Maintenance
Office of Sustainability
Total building space that meets "Eligible Buildings Criteria":
Building space that is maintained in accordance with sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies but is NOT certified under LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M:
Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Certified :
Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Silver certified :
Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Gold certified :
Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Platinum certified :
The website URL where a copy of the institution's guidelines or policies for sustainable building operations and maintenance is available :
An electronic copy of the guidelines or policies:
The date(s) the policies or guidelines were adopted:
A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies:
It is the intent of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Facilities Services that all buildings on campus are operated and maintained in such a way that the health of the building occupants and the environment are protected. In doing this Facilities Services takes into account sustainable operations and maintenance with a particular interest on the impacts to the surrounding sites, energy consumption, usage of environmentally preferable materials, indoor environmental quality, and water consumption.
Where practical, Facilities Services will adopt and implement practices that are designed to address sustainability in all areas of operations and maintenance. The practicality of these practices may be determined from an in-house and informal cost/benefit analysis for individual locations on campus.
The following non-comprehensive list details several practices that have already been implemented:
• Supply alternative commuting transportation
• Protect and restore open habitat after site development
• Control storm-water quantity
• Meet and/or exceed indoor plumbing fixture and fitting minimum efficiencies
Energy & Atmosphere
• Optimize energy efficiency performance
• Utilize Building Automation Systems
• Utilize System Level Metering
• Emissions reduction reporting
Materials & Resources
• Sustainable purchasing with regards to ongoing consumables, electric-powered equipment, etc.
• Solid waste management
Indoor Environmental Quality
• Indoor air quality management
• Thermal comfort monitoring
• Effective use of daylight and views
This list may change as sustainable technology advances.
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