Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
Executive Letter Download

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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
OP-1: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.63 / 7.00 Rob Dougherty
Director Physical Plant
Facilities Services
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Total building space that meets "Eligible Buildings Criteria":
1,123,954 Gross Square Feet

Building space that is maintained in accordance with sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies but is NOT certified under LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M:
1,123,954 Gross Square Feet

Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Certified :
0 Gross Square Feet

Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Silver certified :
0 Gross Square Feet

Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Gold certified :
0 Gross Square Feet

Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Platinum certified :
0 Gross Square Feet

The website URL where a copy of the institution's guidelines or policies for sustainable building operations and maintenance is available :
An electronic copy of the guidelines or policies:
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The date(s) the policies or guidelines were adopted:
2007

A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies:

The university develops and maintains three documents related to sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies: Campus Design Guidelines, Campus Construction Standards, and Campus Landscape Guidelines.

1.Impacts on the Surrounding Site
The campus landscape must be sustainable. On the land at UCCS, the existing vegetation is that which nature long ago decided was best suited to its elevation and micro-climate. It requires little maintenance and its continued use is evidence of good stewardship of the unique land of the UCCS campus.

2.Energy Consumption
Energy conservation must be given special consideration in the design of new or remodeled University buildings. UCCS requires a life cycle cost analysis, where appropriate, on major components of new facilities and renovation projects.
The University is therefore dedicated to the principle of conserving energy and will scrutinize proposed construction for means of reducing initial cost, as well as life cycle analysis to inform the design decision. The Architect shall work in close cooperation with the Engineers to provide an integrated design.

3.Usage of Environmentally Preferable Materials
Selection of exterior building materials should consider insulation value, high recycle content, low emissions, reduced job-site scrap, regional manufacturing source, sustainability, durability, reduction of energy costs, occupant comfort and aesthetic contribution.

4.Indoor Environment Quality
The benefits of improved indoor air quality, energy conservation and enhanced visual surroundings promote a healthy and productive environment for inhabitants. System Design Requirements: System selection shall consider the environmental requirements for thermal control, indoor air quality and energy use.

5.Water Consumption
Consideration of mechanical and lighting system efficiency, daylighting schemes, reduction/elimination of environmentally harmful substances, regional material availability, water conservation, and indigenous or xeric plant usage are general strategies that should be evaluated.


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