Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.35
Liaison Mo Lovegreen
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of California, Santa Barbara
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.10 / 5.00 Jewel Snavely
Campus Sustainability Coordinator, TGIF Grants Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Total floor area of building space:
6,222,419 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 88,387 Square Feet
LEED O+M Gold or the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 190,059 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:
4.47

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

UCSB Recreation Center (2013) - https://www.usgbc.org/projects/ucsb-recreation-center
UCSB Student Resource Building (2016) - https://www.usgbc.org/projects/ucsb-student-resource-building
UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science and Management (2017) - http://www.bren.ucsb.edu/facilities/greening_bren_hall.html


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):
100

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

Custodial Services daily cleaners are all Green Seal certified- a neutral floor cleaner, all purpose cleaner and degreaser, window cleaner, and floor finish.

Green Seal provides science-based environmental certification standards that are credible, transparent, and essential in an increasingly educated and competitive marketplace. Green Seal industry knowledge and standards help manufacturers, purchasers, and end users alike make responsible choices that positively impact business behavior and improve quality of life.

For practices of Green Seal chemicals used at UCSB please see Custodial Services presentation in PDF format.


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:

Every energy source at all major campus buildings is metered on a 15-minute basis and data are trended continuously in the campus Energy Information System. UCSB uses SkySpark for metered data analysis and benchmarking. All buildings are benchmarked based on total Energy Use Intensity, Electricity use per square foot, and natural gas use per square foot.


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 Santa Barbra has adopted water management and benchmarking standards as outlined by the University of California Sustainable Water Systems Working Group. In line with the Federal Government’s Executive Order establishing a goal to reduce growth adjusted potable water consumption by 36% by 2025, and an interim target of 20% by 2020 compared to the three-year average baseline of FY2005/06, FY2006/07, and FY2007/08.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The following were excluded from total floor area of building space reported because they do not meet the LEED O+M Minimum program requirements:
o Unoccupied buildings such as parking garages
o Buildings that serve less than 1 Full Time Equivalent occupant)
o Buildings that aren’t in their permanent location such as trailers.

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