Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.47
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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University of Maryland, College Park
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.49 / 5.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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Total floor area of building space:
14,770,134 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):
0

A copy of the IAQ management policy or protocol:
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The website URL where the IAQ policy/protocol may be found:
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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):
97

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

Two major in-house groups perform a large majority of the regular indoor building cleaning services on campus. These two groups clean all of the buildings on campus, except for the Stamp Student Union, the Ellicott Area Dining Hall, and the South Campus Dining Hall. A manager for each cleaning group reports expenditures on certified green cleaning products as well as total cleaning expenditures to the Office of Sustainability annually. In addition, the housekeeping unit of Residential Facilities has achieved Green Building certification under the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS-GB). The other major in-house cleaning service, Facilities Management, achieved certification under GS-42 in 2018.


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:

FM, Residential Facilities, and other building managers monitor several internal campus dashboards and smart meters on buildings to track energy usage. These internal monitoring tools are used to track progress in achieving the goals of 20% reduction in electricity and water consumption by 2020. We use an in-house dashboard called "Terp Footprints" which tracks utility data for selected individual buildings across our campus, to allow multiple campus groups to track change over time while having cross-campus accountability. Many of our buildings are also enabled with Building Automation Systems (BAS) such as Talon and Automated Logic Systems which track data over time for energy loads and ventilation rates which allows groups within our Energy & Engineering departments & Office of Sustainability to monitor specific trends in energy over time at a finer level with different levels of dashboards. FM provides OSIsoft PI software and trains various stakeholder on how to use it. This software can be used to track energy consumption within all individual buildings on campus so that energy and building managers can easily detect and fix energy consumption issues. For buildings that are not equipped with automated energy tracking, managers manually read the electricity meters on the buildings.


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:

The university has set a target to reduce potable water consumption by 20% between 2010 and 2020. Facilities Management created a water use and management task force which developed strategies for meeting this goal. The task force reports annually on progress to the University Sustainability Council. The university's Agency Energy and Water Plan also includes benchmarking and a list of strategies to promote water conservation including a domestic water leak detection survey, a water purchase agreement for purple pipe industrial water reuse, and storm water capture for storage and reuse in order to reduce potable water consumption. FM utilizes water meters at each building to track water consumption and generate water bills. Terp Footprints is a dashboard available to anyone with a UMD login to track water usage and the dashboard is currently being expanded to all campus buildings. FM calculates the expected water usage at the cooling plants based on cooling demand on campus to alert staff when water usage is above normal.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The President's Energy Initiatives, adopted in 2014, apply to the entire campus and buildings must be operated to help achieve a 20% reduction in campus-wide electricity use by 2020. The full announcement is available online at http://www.sustainability.umd.edu/content/about/presidentsenergyinitiatives.php

The Environmental Stewardship Guidelines, adopted in 2005, are also relevant, and work in concert with the University Policies and Procedures for Environmentally Preferable Procurement, the University Policy on Building Temperature, and the University Policy on Lighting Levels. The Environmental Stewardship Guidelines are available online at https://www.facilities.umd.edu/documents/fmp/EGuidelines.pdf

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