Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.04
Liaison Troy Goodnough
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Minnesota, Morris
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 5.00 Troy Goodnough
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Total floor area of building space:
861,866 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):
100

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

UMM uses the State of Minnesota B3 Benchmarking system to track and examine building performance. B3 uses complex analyses that allows users to compare a building from four major perspectives. This multiple-angle approach helps identify weak buildings and provides confidence that an identified poor performer is truly in need of improvement and will yield significant returns on investment. The four perspectives it offers are: benchmarking (B3 provides an engineering modeling comparison using DOE-2 simulations and B3 energy standards predict expected energy use), peer comparison (which is an evaluation of a building to others with similar space usage, geographic location, and energy code provides true peer comparison. ), Energy Star (which is a simple 0-100 score produced by ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager analyzes a building against similar buildings across the US.), and its baseline (A weather-normalized comparison of a building to itself over time provides monthly and annual 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:

A description of the B3 program is above. The B3 database also includes a section for the input of water usage. Like energy mode, water mode has the ability to create submeters. This allows potential tracking of pools, cooling towers, irrigation and more. Reports default to a roll-up of site water usage but allows ability to drill down to individual meters as well.The program allows us to benchmark our water usage compared to other buildings in the State.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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With regard to IAQ: The University of Minnesota-system has a comprehensive Indoor Air Quality program. At UMM, this program is managed by the Dept of Environmental Health & Safety (DEHS) in collaboration with University Services and Facilities Management. The program has a major focus on preventing and responding to water infiltration from rain and other sources into buildings. There are protocols for water events involving DEHS evaluations and FM standard operating procedures. The program also receives and responds to a variety of complaints from building occupants and tracks trends. The link provided shows the training, information, and procedures that are based on materials prepared for use on University of Minnesota campuses. DEHS staff at UMM follow the protocols established by the U of M system. Attached is the IAQ guidance document (as a .pdf) used by U of M campuses -- which is an evolving draft document.

We are using LEED to rate our buildings. We have two LEED Gold buildings. The Welcome Center (2012) and the Green Prairie Community (2014). Additionally, buildings that Morris constructs must meet the Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines (B3) AND conform to the University of Minnesota Board Regents - Sustainability Policy.

Minnesota requires buildings to be built in accordance with the Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines which is Minnesota's version of LEED.

We are required to submit data to the B3 database for public buildings in Minnesota.

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