Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.86
Liaison Nadia Harduar
Submission Date June 19, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 5.00 Nadia Harduar
Asset and Sustainability Planner
Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
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Total floor area of building space:
124,312.20 Square Metres

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 Metres
LEED O+M Gold or the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 0 Square Metres
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 Metres
LEED O+M Silver or at a step above minimum level under another 4 -or 5–tier GBC rating system 0 Square Metres
LEED O+M Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 0 Square Metres

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 Metres

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:

All campus buildings are built to LEED Silver certification and strive to achieve greater annual energy savings over the ASHRAE90.1-2010 (or equivalent ASHRAE standards during the building design phase).


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:
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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:

All cleaning contracts and RFPs include a green /sustainability component:
Portion of RFP: Vendors are asked to:
• Include information on their commitment to the preservation and sustainability of the environment in regards to practices, vehicles, products used in the execution of the agreement;
- Detail the company’s building-specific Green Plan. List green product line and other green initiatives that their company has undertaken
- Alternative products and services will be considered if they can be demonstrated to be Green Seal or Eco Logo (Canadian) equivalent;
- Companies must show proof of environmental certifications
- Companies must be transparent with their commitment to Sustainability in their business practices.

All green cleaning contracts must outline their environmental practices, product labeling- environmentally-friendly, and green cleaning practices, to name a few.


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:

All buildings have Building automated systems and all utility data is tracked and collected. The institution has created a 5-Year Energy Demand Conservation Management Plan (2014-2019) and is currently updating the plan for 2019-2024. Using the data, this plan highlights and outlines our goals, action plans and benchmarking (past performance, best practices, comparison with baseline data, future projections and improvements).
https://sites.uoit.ca/gogreen/sustainability-at-uoit/publications.php


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:

Each building has water meters and monthly consumption is collected and tracked. The university has an exceptional grey water and storm water system to
reuse waste water from the aquatics research lab (https://sites.uoit.ca/gogreen/initiatives/on-campus/water.php)


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The indoor air quality guideline, ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013 Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality and the Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy (ASHRAE Standard 55-2013)is followed; Occupants can submit a work request/complaint or request an action item regarding indoor air quality; implemented measures are recorded and tracked in the Archibus system (Under HVAC dropdown) https://sites.ontariotechu.ca/ocis/service-requests/index.php. Indoor Air Quality testing is completed, measuring CO, CO2, temperature and particulate matter in air. There are also CO2 sensors located in/near large mechanical rooms.

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