Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.16
Liaison Mike Versteege
Submission Date June 24, 2020
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University of Alberta
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.13 / 5.00 James Allen
Associate Vice-President, Operations and Maintenance
Facilities and Operations
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Total floor area of building space:
1,423,072.78 Square Metres

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 Metres
LEED O+M Gold or the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 0 Square Metres
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 Metres
LEED O+M Silver or at a step above minimum level under another 4 -or 5–tier GBC rating system 0 Square Metres
LEED O+M Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 0 Square Metres

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:
375,795.63 Square Metres

Percentage of building space certified under a green building rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
26.41

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list or sample of certified buildings and ratings:

The University of Alberta uses the BOMA BEST (Building Owners and Managers Association - Building Environmental Standards; http://bomabest.com) system.

The following buildings are currently certified:

NORTH CAMPUS
• Telus Centre (Gold)
• Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (Gold)
• Triffo Hall (Gold)
• National Institute Of Nanotechnology (Gold)
• General Services Building (Gold)
• Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (Gold)
• Zeidler Centre (Gold)
• Old Arts & Convocation Hall (Gold)
• University Hall (Gold)
• Natural Resources Engineering Facility (Gold)
• Li Ka Shing Centre For Health Research Innovation (Gold)
• National High Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Centre (Silver)
• Agriculture and Forestry Centre (Silver)
• Heritage Medical Research Centre (Silver)
• Katz Group Centre For Pharmacy And Health Research (Silver)
• Students' Union Building (Silver)
• Timms Centre For The Arts (Silver)
• Cameron Library (Silver)
• Earth Sciences Building (Silver)
• Assiniboia Hall (Silver)
• Brain and Aging Research Building (Silver)
• Administration Building (Silver)
• Athabasca Hall (Silver)

CAMPUS SAINT-JEAN
• Pavillon Lacerte (Silver)
• Pavillon McMahon (Silver)

AUGUSTANA CAMPUS
• Forum Building (Gold)
• Faith & Life Centre (Gold)
• Auxiliary Building (Silver)
• Facilities Building (Silver)
• Classroom Building (Silver)
• Convocation Centre (Silver)
• Founders Hall (Bronze)

NOTE: The University of Alberta uses the BOMA BEST Portfolio Stream option for its portfolio of BOMA BEST certified buildings. As per the BOMA BEST User Guide (available: http://www.bestsustainablebuildings.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/2019-BOMA-BEST-User-Guide-Portfolio-Stream-Building-Manager.pdf):

The Portfolio Stream offers a continuous certification process. It requires that each building be verified every five (5) years, equivalent to verifying 20% of the portfolio per year.


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:
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:
A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:
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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:

ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
https://uab.ca/emso

The University of Alberta has had a very successful energy management program in place since the mid-1970s. Over the past five decades, the university has avoided $394 million in utility costs while preventing over 2.5 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. Annual savings reached $20.4 million in 2017-18.

Energy Management and Sustainable Operations (EMSO) oversees the program, providing energy benchmarking and implementing energy efficiency and conservation measures.

The University of Alberta's Energy Reduction Master Plan 2017-2020 is available at:
https://www.ualberta.ca/vice-president-facilities-operations/media-library/ualberta/vice-president-facilities-and-operations/documents/emso/ualbertaenergyreductionplanmay2017final.pdf


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:

WATEGO: PROACTIVE WATER PROTECTION
https://uab.ca/emso

Watego is a campus-wide water stewardship program that invests in innovative water technologies, behaviour change and fixture upgrades. Water audits are under way to benchmark water use in buildings. Reduction goals and implementation plans will then be created on a building-by-building basis. Watego-branded messaging is being installed in washrooms with newly fitted low-flow fixtures.

Watego is the first program of its kind in Alberta and as it grows, it aims to pave the way for other post-secondary institutions wishing to commit to a sustainable water future.

The University of Alberta's Water Management Plan is available at:
https://www.ualberta.ca/vice-president-facilities-operations/media-library/documents/water-management-plan.pdf


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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NOTES:

1) The number for the 'Total floor area of building space' in this credit is different from the number in IC-2, because we have excluded spaces which have been certified under a green building rating system that focuses on design and construction during the past five years.

2) The University of Alberta's Indoor Air Quality Progam is further supported by the following additional documents:
IAQ: Odours
IAQ: During Construction
IAQ: Temperature
IAQ: Scents

These documents are available online through this Forms and Documents page:
https://www.ualberta.ca/vice-president-finance/environment-health-and-safety/self-help/document-cabinet.html

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBLE PARTIES:

Camila Zambrano Narvaez
Planning & CAFM Technologist
Space Planning and Inventory Services (SPIS)
Space Management, Planning and Project Delivery
Facilities & Operations

Michelle Hauer
Program Coordinator
Energy Management and Sustainable Operations
Facilities & Operations

Michael Versteege
Manager
Energy Management & Sustainable Operations
Facilities & Operations

Rob Pawliuk
Director, Building Operations
Operations & Maintenance
Facilities & Operations

Steve Reid
Associate Director
Facility Services
Facilities & Operations

Greg Hodgson
Occupational Hygienist
Environment, Health & Safety

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