Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.05
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 5.00 Jeff Reed
Executive Director
Facilities Services
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Total floor area of existing building space:
3,134,408 Square Feet

Floor area of existing building space operated and maintained in accordance with a sustainable management policy/program and/or a green building rating system:
Existing floor area
Certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute, Green Building Council (GBC) rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Platinum) 0 Square Feet
Certified at the 2nd highest level under a 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Gold) 0 Square Feet
Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., BREEAM-In Use Very Good) 0 Square Feet
Certified at a step above minimum level under a 4 -or 5–tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Silver) 0 Square Feet
Certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., BREEAM In-Use Pass or LEED O+M Certified) 0 Square Feet
Certified at any level under a non-GBC rating system or single-attribute rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings 0 Square Feet
Operated and maintained in accordance with a multi-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system 0 Square Feet
Operated and maintained in accordance with a single-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system
 3,134,408 Square Feet
Total 3,134,408 Square Feet

Percentage of existing building space certified under a green building rating system rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
0

A brief description of the sustainable operations and maintenance policy/program and/or O+M rating system(s) used:

Operated and maintained in accordance with a single-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system:
- All utilities are measured and tracked for all buildings within the Energy Cap software program. This is shared with the state of Colorado architects office yearly. Buildings are benchmarked according to functions. A yearly report provides comparative performance for each building. Significant changes in performance initiate investigation into causes.
- All water use data is entered into Energy Cap and compared from year to year. A yearly report provides comparative performance for each building. Significant changes in performance initiate investigation into causes. Irrigation is separated from domestic use. Retrofits on toilets, urinals, and lavoratories have been completed for all existing buildings.
https://sustain.uccs.edu/resources/campus-utility-data

From 2018-2020, Facilities Services employed an Operations Engineer to address energy and facilities strategies in support of the educational, sustainability, operational and maintenance goals of the university. This position was to identify and assist in the evaluation of these strategies to ensure optimal use of energy and water as part of the university’s commitment to reduce the university’s carbon footprint in a financially responsible manner. The University plans to refill the position, but due to COVID-19 impacts, this replacement search has been put on hold.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable operations and maintenance program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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