|Submission Date||March 29, 2018|
University of Ottawa
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance
|1.50 / 5.00||
Mechanical and Electrical Technologist
Physical Resources Service
Total floor area of building space:
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:
Percentage of building space certified under a green building rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list or sample of certified buildings and ratings:
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system that is recognized as the international mark of excellence for green building. In order to qualify, sustainability must be a primary concern in all phases of building design, construction, and operation. LEED certified Green buildings create a healthier working environment for staff and tenants, through better air ventilation and more natural daylight. Green buildings reduce waste, conserve energy, decrease water consumption, and drive innovation.
LEED Certified OR Certification Pending Buildings:
- Faculty of Social Sciences: 25,484 gross square metres (GOLD certification)
- Advanced Research Complex: 14,955 gross square metres (GOLD certification)
- Learning Centre: 14,905 gross square metres (Pending certification)
- STEM: 28,900 gross square metres (Pending certification)
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):
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):
A copy or the green cleaning policy:
A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:
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):
A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:
Energy monitoring and bench-marking is required by all universities in Ontario. The government lays out how they want information reported to them. By August 2018, all Ontario institutions will produce a full carbon plan to show how they will achieve an 80% reduction by the year 2050.
Currently the University of Ottawa follows the Provincially mandated targets of an 80% reduction of GHGs by 2050. Every year, all Ontario institutions report on their progress. The University collects this data to benchmark against other institutions.
Energy targets for the University of Ottawa are also set by the Sustainable Development Committee. These often come in the form of 5 year targets and are reflected in campus policies and building standards.
At the building level, all buildings at the University of Ottawa monitor their energy consumption (both natural gas and electricity) as well as water consumption. In more modern buildings, the University measures electrical consumption at the floor level. And further, if there is a commercial tenant or a high energy consumer, the University will bring a meter to the room or piece of equipment.This data is collected by the University's energy manager and passed along to users.
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):
A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:
The University of Ottawa was a participant in the Voluntary Registry Challenge which laid out a framework to collect information about utilities (including water) in order to report them publicly. Every year the University collects the water consumption data for each building. The uOttawa Sustainable Development Committee has set a target of a 2% annual reduction in water consumption on campus.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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