Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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University of California, San Diego
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Steve Jackson
Director
Facilities Management, Resource Management & Planning
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Total floor area of building space:
21,387,381 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 24,000 Square Feet
LEED O+M Gold or the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 88,900 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 186,000 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:
1.40

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

LEED O+M PLATINUM
- UCSD/SDSU Mission Bay Aquatic Center (2013): OGSF 24,000

LEED O+M GOLD
- UCSD Supercomputer Center (2012): OGSF 88,900

LEED O+M SILVER
- UCSD RIMAC (2015): OGSF 186,000


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:
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):
0

A copy or the green cleaning policy:
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A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:

No formal policy is yet in place outside of those buildings LEED EBOM certified. However, one is building developed as part of attaining a LEED O+M Master Site. In addition, champions like Sports Facilities are using WAXIE-developed green cleaning policies already.


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:

UC San Diego's energy program has been nationally recognized for its leadership and innovation in applying state-of-the-art energy management practices to minimize campus environmental impacts. The following are some examples of how we have been able to reduce our energy use and carbon emissions, despite its significant growth over the past several years:

- Since 2001 UCSD's highly efficient, ultra-low emission cogeneration plant has generated over 75% of the La Jolla campus' energy.

- Development and implementation of a comprehensive energy efficiency program that has resulted in the completion of over $100M in energy efficiency projects, saving the campus over $8M in annual energy costs.

- We’ve developed an Energy Dashboard to improve system efficiency and annually reduce:

Energy costs by $900,000
Consumption by 19 million kilowatt-hours
Greenhouse gas emissions by 9,600 metric tons

- The campus 69 KV electrical substation converts electricity from 69KV to 12KV, which is charged at a much-lower rate.

- All major campus buildings are networked to a computerized Energy Management System (EMS) that centrally controls building mechanical systems based on occupancy. The EMS is programmed to reduce energy use in buildings during nights, weekends and holidays. Simply changing campus-wide room temperature settings saves hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. The EMS also allows central plant operators to minimize energy consumption by monitoring and controlling heating, ventilating and air-conditioning equipment.

- Establishing a highly innovative, world-class microgrid and "Energy Research Park" that serves as a living laboratory for integrating cutting-edge technology into campus operations. In addition to the cogeneration plant, the microgrid includes:

- Over 2 MWs of solar generation. UCSD also has another 1 MW of solar PV installed at several off-campus sites.

- A 2.8 MW renewable energy fuel cell with a 300 ton absorption chiller that captures waste heat to provide the campus chill water loop additional cooling capacity.

- In addition to a campus 2.5 MW/5MWH advanced energy storage system, a 250 kW/500 kWh energy storage system was recently commissioned at UCSD's off-campus receiving/distribution center.

- Increasing the campus' thermal energy storage capacity from 3.8 to more than 7 million gallons of chill water.

- New EUI targets for new construction are now being developed as part of our climate action plan update.


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:

UC San Diego updated its water action plan in December 2017. The plan lists actions already taken or to be taken in 8 categories: Housing, Industrial, Irrigation, Laboratories, Office, UC San Diego Health (La Jolla), Restaurants, and Other (including Education and Outreach). Annual potable water use and water saved is reporting to the UC Office of the President for including in the UC-wide Sustainability Annual Report.

UC San Diego is installing Sensus “smart” meters throughout campus that transmit water use data in real time to a central web interface. Access to water use data in real time enables the campus to identify areas that have water leaks and to identify areas where additional water conservation is needed. To date, 400 smart meters have been installed.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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http://sustainability.universityofcalifornia.edu/policy.html

http://sustain.ucsd.edu/focus/water.html

https://blink.ucsd.edu/sponsor/facilities-mgmt/

http://blink.ucsd.edu/safety/occupational/indoor/index.html#Indoor-air-quality

LEED O+M contacts: FM Steve Jackson and Sustainability and Carbon Neutrality Dave Weil

Indoor air quality contacts: EH&S Daphne Thaung, CIH, MPH

Energy contacts: FM John Dilliott and Michelle Perez

Water conservation contacts: Valerie Fanning and Kimberly O'Connell

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