Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.89
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date June 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Montana
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 5.00 Sam Gilbertson
graduate student
Office of Sustainability
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Total floor area of existing building space:
3,780,036 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 3,780,036 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 3,780,036 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:

The University of Montana uses ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to benchmark our energy usage and create actionable data and has been doing so for the last 10 years. This program helps us track our building energy use and ultimately use energy more efficiently. All university-owned buildings have been entered and monitored through Portfolio Manager.

Although the University of Montana does not have any buildings formally certified as LEED EBOM, we have researched and initiated the process. We have a Green Cleaning Policy in place, a Tobacco Policy, Waste Stream Management, Energy Management, and an alternative transportation system. These have not yet been certified to meet LEED requirements however.
Please note that there is not a single document compiling the policies and guidelines but several links as provided herein. Sustainability-related policies include Purchasing-Energy Star, Tobacco-Free Campus, and Green Cleaning:http://umt.edu/policies/.
Waste management (recycling): https://www.umt.edu/sustainability/Campus/recycling/base-page.php
Stormwater management: https://www.umt.edu/facilities/Energy%20and%20Utilities/Info/um-ms4-swmp_complete.pdf
Integrated pest management: https://www.umt.edu/facilities/building-and-grounds-maintenance/um_ipm_2021_final.pdf


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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Review comments included the note that in order to qualify space as being managed under a 'multi-attribute program' that an energy management system had to be included. Our sustainability team hadn't realized that Facilities Services engineers and energy managers have been using Portfolio Manager since 2009, so upon seeking this information out, we were surprised to learn that we could check this box as well.

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