Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.45
Liaison Tori Grant
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Calgary
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 5.00 Adam Stoker
Sustainability Consultant
Office of Sustainability
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Total floor area of building space:
1,011,563.30 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:
0 Square Metres

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:

The university has aligned operations and maintenance practices with LEED for existing buildings’ operations and maintenance but does not certify due to cost barriers. The University of Calgary currently does not have any buildings or spaces certified for operations-related green building rating systems.


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

Cleaning services at the University of Calgary are generally performed by University of Calgary Caretaking staff. In 2016, the University of Calgary received a Cleaning Industry Management Standard, Green Building (CIMS-GB) certification from ISSA, the leading trade associated for the cleaning industry worldwide. The University of Calgary was only the second university in Canada to be awarded this green cleaning designation. All supporting contracts (provision of cleaning equipment, supply of cleaning products, walk-off mat cleaning) are aligned with the University of Calgary’s green cleaning policy and standard operating procedures. University of Calgary residence buildings are cleaned by residence staff and are aligned with University of Calgary green cleaning chemicals. The cleaning in the student center is contracted to an organization who is also pursuing CIMS-GB certification.


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:

The University of Calgary uses ION EEM energy management software and the Siemens Apogee building management system to track, control, optimize, and reduce energy use in campus buildings. These tools enable the University to:

•Monitor electricity, natural gas, domestic water, steam, and other utilities at individual buildings
•Analyze the data and benchmark building's energy performance
•Identify problems or over-consumption patterns and set energy reduction goals


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:

The university of Calgary's energy management system mentioned above also tracks domestic water at the building scale, allowing for monitoring, benchmarking, and goal setting. In addition to water conservation efforts, the University of Calgary has a Water Management Team which is operating a comprehensive water management program including; hazard analyses, critical control point monitoring and corrective action plan, and ongoing verification and validation procedures. The University of Calgary's water management activities align with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2018, Risk Management for Building Waster Systems.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Further details on Indoor Air Quality Management:

At the University of Calgary, the overall IAQ program is managed by the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) department. Regular auditing and monitoring of indoor air quality is a responsibility of the Facilities Management department. Auditing and monitoring includes regular walkthrough inspections of indoor spaces by Zone Managers (assessing comfort conditions – thermal comfort, air quality, acoustics, lighting, cleanliness, moisture, infiltration, structural deficiencies). It also includes regular inspections of HVAC systems including air handling units, air distribution, terminal equipment, and central plant equipment by O&M staff. Lastly, ongoing monitoring for air quality (outdoor airflow, CO2 levels, etc.), thermal comfort and HVAC system operational is conducted by the building automation staff using building automation software. These auditing and monitoring activities align with the requirements of the EPA I-BEAM standard practices. Facilities Management is responsible for notifying EHS of suspect conditions and is responsible for reacting to IAQ issues in campus buildings.

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