Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.64
Liaison Sustainability Office
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 5.00 Jorge Quintal
Chief Sustainability Officer/ AVC for Facilities
Facilities
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Total floor area of building space:
6,506,385 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:
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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:
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A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:

Contracts are built with specifications that dictated to potential bidder that items such as cleaning chemicals and/or supplies be green seal certified or be part of the green building initiative.

The paper products must be comprised of recycled materials with no dye.


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:

UNCG collects energy consumption and billing information on a monthly basis for all accounts not served directly by utility companies. Currently, meters are read manually and the data analyzed via MS Excel. These data are used to discover trends in energy consumption and identify facilities that warrant more detailed evaluations. UNCG Facilities staff also examine the monthly data to find and correct billing errors and to identify any anomalies in the energy and water consumption of specific facilities.

See detailed information on UNCG management and benchmarking practices in the UNCG annual Strategic Energy Plan.

https://facoperations.uncg.edu/areas-of-responsibility/energy-management/

https://facoperations.uncg.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/UNCG_Strategic-Energy-Plan-Update-2018.pdf


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:

Water usage on UNCG's campus is measured by a combination of UNCG-owned water meters which measure 81% of campus buildings, and City of Greensboro-owned meters which measure the other 19%. On a monthly basis, UNCG receives water usage reports from the City of Greensboro and UNCG employees manually read the university-owned meters. Data is recorded and tracked in an Excel spreadsheet and evaluated monthly in comparison to the usage from previous months and years. UNCG's Climate Action Plan serves as the guiding document for UNCG's water conservation measures and the annually produced Strategic Energy Plan serves as the document in which our progress is reported.

https://sustainability.uncg.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/UNCG-Climate-Action-Plan.pdf

https://facsustainability.uncg.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/UNCG_Strategic-Energy-Plan-Update_2018.pdf


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Indoor Air Quality Note: I have updated the web link for Indoor Air Quality which should include a much wider description of our program. As to the question of regular auditing or monitoring, we take multiple actions that should satisfy this requirement. They are not specifically referenced in the IAQ program. These actions are as follows. 1) Annual Building Inspection Program - UNCG completes full safety assessments of all campus buildings and leased property that encompass, fire and life safety, general occupational safety and building conditions. Under the category of general occupational safety we would note any conditions that impact Indoor Air Quality including but not limited to water intrusion conditions, temperature and humidity conditions, chemical use and VOC conditions and others. In addition to our internal inspection program we also are inspected by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on an annual basis where IAQ parameters are monitored as part of this inspection.

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