Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.34
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Maryland, College Park
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.91 / 5.00 Emily Hightower
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Safety, Sustainability, and Risk
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Total floor area of existing building space:
15,326,492 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 14,606,254 Square feet
Operated and maintained in accordance with a single-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system
 0 Square feet
Total 14,606,254 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:
Energy and Water: Facilities Management (FM), Residential Facilities, and other building managers monitor several internal campus dashboards and smart building meters to track energy usage. Many main campus buildings are enabled with Building Automation Systems (BAS) -- such as Talon or Automated Logic Systems. The building energy load and ventilation rate data is fed into dashboards that allow UMD’s Facilities Management groups to monitor the campus energy system processes, identify issues, and implement solutions in real-time. The University’s FM team uses both external data management systems -- for example, EnergyHippo and OSIsoft PI Vision -- in addition to programs created in collaboration with academic and research departments on campus -- for example, City@UMD’s TerpFootprints Dashboard. Additional energy and water conservation efforts include: replacing old light fixtures and installing occupancy sensors, implementing systems to harvest wind and solar power, and performing Energy Savings Contracts in various buildings around campus. Waste: Waste minimization goals at UMD include institutional and individual level commitments. FM’s Recycling and Solid Waste unit aims to reduce waste generation and increase composting, recycling, and other initiatives that divert waste from landfills. The University has partnered with local waste management centers that will effectively manage waste -- for example, methane flaring landfills -- or repurpose post-consumer waste -- for example, creating sand from recycled glass. Cleaning: The University has received the prestigious Green Seal (GS-42) certification for its sustainable cleaning standards and practices. These standards are used in all main-campus buildings, and involve the use of low-VOC chemicals, high efficiency vacuum cleaners, and other measures.

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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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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. Learn more at https://sustainingprogress.umd.edu/ 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://provost.it-prod-webhosting.aws.umd.edu/MS07/A_Appendices/EGuidelines.pdf

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. Learn more at https://sustainingprogress.umd.edu/

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://provost.it-prod-webhosting.aws.umd.edu/MS07/A_Appendices/EGuidelines.pdf

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