|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Oct. 13, 2017|
University of San Diego
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance
|1.50 / 5.00||
Office of Sustainability
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 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:
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:
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:
Cleaning is done by campus facilities staff. Over 96% of cleaning products are green certified (per the procurement definition) and are used throughout campus, but no official protocol or policy has been developed.
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:
USD works closely with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to bring grant funding to USD to fund energy efficiency projects for the campus. The SDG&E Partnership serves to create programs and infrastructure on campus to reduce campus energy usage. Within this program, USD staff monitor campus building energy usage via the Siemens building automation system and energy management system, and conduct maintenance to keep equipment operating efficiently. Facilities staff also perform studies and pilot programs to evaluate the efficacy of energy efficiency equipment and projects, and then implement these campus-wide should the results warrant.
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:
USD recently conducted a water audit with the City of San Diego to identify opportunities on campus to improve water efficiency. Fixtures and other equipment were reviewed, as were consumption data and institutional practices. Building water consumption data are also reviewed monthly to determine if there are areas where water use is out-of-the-ordinary. If these are observed, Facilities staff are alerted and investigate potential sources of leaks or equipment malfunction. USD can also monitor consumption hourly, which is particularly helpful in managing issues like these. USD also has an extensive internal dashboard for current and past usage for all water accounts.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Added detail of IAQ follow-up procedures as an attachment.
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