Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.21
Liaison Jeannie Matheison
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Idaho
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.58 / 5.00 Jeannie L. Matheison
Director
Sustainability Center
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Total floor area of building space:
4237773 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 0 Square Feet
LEED O+M Gold or the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 0 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:
0

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list or sample of certified buildings and ratings:
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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):
17

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

17% of our floors are covered under a LEED Green Cleaning program and include the Institutional Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) and the College of Education.
The University of Idaho Green Cleaning Policy is shown below, and the LEED green cleaning program has been uploaded.

University of Idaho Green Cleaning Policy within Facilities

University of Idaho Building Services’ Mission is to provide a dynamic learning environment and meet the needs of its diverse community. Team Cleaning Specialist should strive at all times to be sure that this environment is kept clean, comfortable, healthy and inviting to the community. All areas should be maintained in a way that provides a sense of pride to those who work and who are educated within the buildings, through the efforts of the U of I custodial staff.
In keeping with this mission, and with the university’s commitment to sustainability, a “Green Cleaning” policy has been adopted. This policy includes the types of cleaning products used, types of equipment used and the methods and practices adopted, as well as thorough training of custodial staff, and a commitment by the Building Services department to practice and promote environmentally friendly cleaning procedures.
Building Services will show its commitment to this policy and to the environment by adopting the following goals:
• Using Sustainable Earth or other cleaning products that meet Green Seal standards, or products with low levels of VOCS (volatile organic compounds) whenever possible.
• Purchasing and using only CRI certified power equipment in this facility, and maintaining that equipment to that standard.
• Using concentrated cleaning products whenever possible.
• Using a cleaning products system whereby the chemicals are propositionally and accurately diluted with cold water.
• Eliminating phosphates and aerosol products.
• Using ECO Green paper products that meet EPA standards for high post-consumer recycling content.
• Compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, legislation and industry standards.
• Conserving energy, water and resources while providing a clean, sanitary, and healthy environment.
• Instilling a sense of pride and environmental responsibility in the custodial staff, making them aware of how the products, equipment and methods they use to clean impact the earth.
• Training custodial staff as to the proper use of the cleaning products, supplies and equipment by the vendors supplying these items, and by the custodial staff trained by these vendors.
• Voicing the expectation that these methods must be followed, and that it is the responsibility of the custodial staff to do so.
• Using every opportunity to learn and to educate others, in the “green cleaning” methods and standards, and to promote the benefits of “green cleaning” whenever possible.
• Physically do monthly building cleaning audits on all academic buildings to ensure the level of cleanliness is kept up to a high standard.


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 identified all facilities through a 2008 ESCO contract establishing energy consumption of the facilities. Each building metered and non-metered has been reviewed through established demand rates and rank ordered with the top 10 – demand facilities used as the focus point for social and engineered energy savings programs. Non-metered buildings are evaluated using mathematical and statistical methods to apportion use and demands by the square footage of facility, occupancy and building type. The program reviews total campus energy demand and consumption annually both for economic and demand analysis.


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:

Annually, buildings are monitored for loses and consumption, many of which, are non-metered. Non-metered buildings are evaluated using mathematical and statistical methods to apportion use and demands by square footage of facility, occupancy and building type. Top-10 users receive focus supporting reduction through engineered and social conservation efforts. All buildings are reviewed against an annual water budget for balance.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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O+M Certified Space: Ray Pankopf, Director, Architectural and Engineering Services, Facilities

Indoor Air Quality: Samir Abd El-Fatah, Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Green Cleaning: Tom Fisher, Director, Building Services, Facilities

Energy and Water Management: Gene Gussenhoven, Utilities and Engineering Services, Facilities

http://www.uidaho.edu/facilities/energy/greenbuilding/buildingdesignstandards
http://www.uidaho.edu/apm/40/03

Clarification for Indoor Air Quality, IAQ Action Plan:

1. Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Regularly audits or monitors indoor air quality, follows state and federal regulations, and uses various types of monitoring equipment. For example, certain buildings are required to have annual periodic testing for airborne asbestos based on these regulations, and this is regularly done in accordance with said regulations.

2. Occupants can register complaints by contacting EHS by email, phone, or by submitting a Safety Concern Form. The Safety Concern Form allows for anonymous reporting and is available on our website at https://www.uidaho.edu/infrastructure/pss/ehs/report-a-safety-concern. For Individual Air Quality (IAQ) issues, occupants should call the main line at EHS, where someone is always available to answer calls during regular working hours. This allows EHS to provide an immediate response as IAQ issues are often quite transient.

3. EHS maintains action plans to implement any corrective measures required in response to audits, monitoring or complaints. In the event of a complaint or problem identified during monitoring and audits, EHS actions plan's guide corrective measures. All EHS staff are on call, at all times, for 24-hr emergency response. EHS responds and begins investigating immediately, using a variety of survey equipment and meters, based on the complaint and situation.

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