Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.35
Liaison Trevor Ledbetter
Submission Date May 2, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Arizona
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 5.00 Benjamin Champion
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Total floor area of building space:
14,721,402 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):
0

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:

UA has gone clean and green, trading harsh chemicals for environmentally friendly cleaning products. Three-fourths of traditional cleaning supplies have been replaced with products developed for high performance, reduced environmental impact and enhanced safety. Staff has been trained in the best practices when it comes to cleaning and maintaining sustainable buildings.

UA Facilities Management department manages custodial services for campus, so there are no outside contracts for these services. While green cleaning practices are not documented in a written university policy that can be appended to this submission, they are documented in training materials for facilities staff and are performed as a matter of practice. This is a program within Facilities Management for deep integration of green cleaning best practices that is comprehensive across campus.

https://www.fm.arizona.edu/#/news-article/63


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:

UA Facilities Management has an energy management program covering the entire campus. Nearly all campus buildings are metered at the building-level, and data on metering are gathered and interpreted by energy management staff for benchmarking against each other as well as against peer best practices and key performance indicators.


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:

UA Facilities Management manages water in much the same way it manages energy, and water benchmarking is integrated into energy management staff practices. Nearly all campus buildings are metered at the building-level, and data on metering are gathered and interpreted by energy management staff for benchmarking against each other as well as against peer best practices and key performance indicators.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Updated: May 2017

In addition to the URL above for Indoor Environmental Quality, other indoor air quality information and guidance is provided at the following URL's:

https://risk.arizona.edu/industrial-hygiene
https://risk.arizona.edu/other-industrial-hygiene-information

As indicated above, UA does have indoor environmental quality policy and standards, and does respond to indoor air quality concerns. However, as of June 2017, the Office of Sustainability compiling data for this STARS submission could not verify that the UA process conforms to the specific requirements of EPA's I-BEAM or ASHRAE's Large Building Guidance on Indoor Air Quality. This is due to a lack of their familiarity with the EPA and ASHRAE frameworks and expectations, and not necessarily due to a lack of compliance in practice with these frameworks.

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