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Submission Date Dec. 18, 2015
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University of Nevada Las Vegas
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Frank Lucas
Assistant Director, Facilities Management
Facilities Maintenance Services
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Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for existing buildings?:
Yes or No
LEED for Existing Buildings or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) Yes
The DGNB system, Green Star Performance, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM-In Use, CASBEE for Existing Building, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) No

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

Greenspun College of Urban Affairs – LEED Gold
Science and Engineering Building – LEED Silver
Satellite Energy Plant – LEED Silver


Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
6254895 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level (e.g. LEED Certified) 0 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 200871 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 121000 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level ---
Mid-Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
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4th Highest Level ---
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Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for existing buildings:
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Floor area of building space that is maintained in accordance with formally adopted sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies, but NOT certified:
5933024 Square Feet

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
July 1, 2004

A brief description of the sustainable building operations and maintenance program and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

State Supported
ABBV NAME SF
ARC Paul B. Sogg Architecture 76000
ASC Academic Success Center 8717
BDC Bennett Development Center 7303
BEH Frank and Estelle Beam Hall 115000
BHS Rod Lee Bigelow Health Science 81697
BMC Beam Music Center 35090
BPB Robert L. Bigelow Physics 70716
BSL Boyd School Of Law 87250
CBC Harter Classroom Building Complex 152330
CDC Central Desert Complex 43200
CEB Carlson Education Building 100400
CEB/HEA Holbert H. Hendrix Auditorium 4038
CEE Controlled Ecological Enclosure 2649
CHE Chemistry Building 47787
CSB Campus Services Building 80000
EPA Environmental Protection Agency 91702
FDH Flora Dungan Humanities 106313
FMA Facilities Management Admin. 9200
FND Foundation Building 21000
GRA Archie C. Grant Hall 37125
GRS Graduate Art Studio 4115
HCH Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall 51100
HFA Alta Ham Fine Arts 83972
HOU Houssels House 2500
HWB Herman Westfall Business Svcs. 24710
JBT Judy Bayley Theatre 32200
LBC Lynn Bennett Childhood Dev Ctr 23200
LFG Lilly Fong Geoscience 27360
LLB Lied Library Building 301600
MCB Moot Court Building 6660
MPE Paul McDermott Physical Ed. 141314
MSM Marjorie Barrick Museum/HRC 75502
OM1 Paint Shop 1800
OM2 HVAC Shop 1800
OM3 Multi-Craft Shop/Warehouse 10000
OM4 Custodial Shop 1800
PAR Paradise Campus (Formerly TLS) 43560
PCT1 Paradise Campus Trailer #1 3550
PKG1 Parking Garage (Cottage Grove) 450140
PKG2 Parking Garage (Tropicana) 321221
PRO Publications/Reprographics 9120
PSB Claude Howard Pub. Safety Bldg. 3500
RAB Research Administration Bldg. 5514
RAJ James E. Rogers Bldg. for Admin. & Justice 92738
SCS UCCSN System Computing Services 24621
SFB Stan Fulton Building 34993
SLBR Shadow Ln Biotech Research (B) 93519
SLCS Shadow Ln. Campus Services (C) 8560
SLDS Shadow Ln. Dental School (A) 82953
SLOC Advanced Dental Education Building (D) 44000
SSC Student Services Complex 61835
STL Science Teaching Labs 6720
TAC Richard Tam Alumni Center 22000
TAY William D. Taylor Hall 2000
TBE Thomas Beam Engineering Bldg. 104000
TEC Technology Building 10728
TWH Thunder Warehouse 4000
UNH University Hall 3710
USB UCCSN University System Bldg. 1200
WHI Juanita G. White Life Sciences 82120
WRI John S. Wright Hall 84667
Subtotal: 3568119

Auxiliary Facilities
ABBV BUILDING NAME SF
BKS BKS-UNLV Bookstore 20560
CWH CWH-Claudine Williams Res. Hall 47101
DAY DAY-Dayton Complex 104000
DIN DIN-Hazel M. Wilson Dining Commons 17132
HUH HUH-Hughes Res. Hall (Dorm A) 27000
KRH KRH-Kitty Rodman Residence Hall 26925
MFH MFH-Margie & Robert Faiman Hall 19460
RHB RHB-Residence Hall, Dorm B 19460
RHC RHC-Residence Hall, Dorm C 19460
RHW RHW-Gym Road South Services Bldg. 3739
RWC RWC-Student Recreation & Wellness Ctr. 187617
SAM SAM-Student Affairs Maintenance 2539
SU SU-Student Union 137591
SWC SWC-Sidewalk Cafe 1800
TON TON-Tonopah Residence Hall 47756
WBH WBH-William S. Boyd Residence Hall 36945
WRL WRL-Eugene Warner Residence Life 1700
Subtotal: 720,785

Athletics Facilities
ABBV BUILDING NAME SF
CPB Cox Pavilion Building 71900
EMS Eller Media Softball Stadium 2186
FTC Fertitta Tennis Complex 5760
LAC Lied Athletic Complex 60959
MDC Mendenhall Center 38336
MSB Robert Miller Soccer Building 4320
SBS Sam Boyd Stadium 390000
TMB Track Maintenance Building 1800
TMC Thomas & Mack Center 267500
WBS Earl E. Wilson Baseball Stadium 2800
Subtotal: 845,561
Grand Total: 5,134,465


A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies:

The Facilities Management Department (FM) consists of multiple sections that are devoted to protecting and preserving State-supported facilities, equipment and assets. These consist of some 70 buildings covering nearly 3.9 million square feet and 360 acres over the Maryland (332), Paradise (10) and Shadow Lane (18) campuses. Sections include Facilities Maintenance, Energy Management, Custodial Services, Work Management, and Administrative Services. The department also performs capital projects using funds from various sources outside of the operations budget and does a variety of service and event-related work supported by customer accounts. Other maintenance entities support the remaining campus facilities and associated square feet.

FM has developed a number of in house competencies that compliment core activities, help control costs and complete work in a timely manner. An aggressive Preventive Maintenance program helps spot potential trouble areas before they manifest, maintains equipment in optimal working order, and keeps unplanned outages to a minimum. FM is committed to sustainability and efficiency. Energy consumption is rigorously monitored and methods to be more energy efficient are continuously researched. FM also operates a nationally recognized recycling center that is committed to providing comprehensive waste reduction, recycling and resource management services. Cleanliness levels are maintained in conjunction with industry standards using green seal approved cleaning supplies commensurate with budget limitations. An Integrated Pest Management Program uses natural techniques as a primary methodology to control pests and limit chemical exposures to those with sensitivities. All work is documented and maintained inside a state-of-the-art Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and backed by process and procedure documents that specify how data is reviewed to insure accuracy.

FM’s efforts have been recognized by winning several awards since 2010. These included the Models of Efficiency Award from University Business Magazine, the Las Vegas Business Press Green Advocate Award, Maintenance Solutions Magazine Achievement Award for Sustainability, and an Honor Award from the Professional Grounds Management Society. FM also won the most prestigious award possible by being named a recipient of the APPA Award for Excellence. UNLV became the first Nevada institution to ever win this award, which carries with it a five year recognition period. In 2012, FM Grounds was the recipient of the inaugural Water Hero Award sponsored by the Water Conservation Coalition and Rebel Recycling placed second for Mountain West Conference participants in the EPA Game Day Challenge. In 2013, FM Grounds was honored once again with a second place landscape design from the Southern Nevada Water Authority. Finally, FM received a rare formal commendation in UNLV’s 10 year re-accreditation review by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or sustainable operations and maintenance guidelines or policies is available:

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