Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.21
Liaison Imad Alsyouf
Submission Date May 9, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Sharjah
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.38 / 5.00
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Total floor area of existing building space:
4,439,669.90 Square Feet

Floor area of existing building space operated and maintained in accordance with a sustainable management policy/program and/or a green building rating system:
Existing floor area
Certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute, Green Building Council (GBC) rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Platinum) 0 Square Feet
Certified at the 2nd highest level under a 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Gold) 0 Square Feet
Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., BREEAM-In Use Very Good) 0 Square Feet
Certified at a step above minimum level under a 4 -or 5–tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Silver) 0 Square Feet
Certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., BREEAM In-Use Pass or LEED O+M Certified) 0 Square Feet
Certified at any level under a non-GBC rating system or single-attribute rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings 0 Square Feet
Operated and maintained in accordance with a multi-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system 3,069,716.56 Square Feet
Operated and maintained in accordance with a single-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system
 0 Square Feet
Total 3,069,716.56 Square Feet

Percentage of existing building space certified under a green building rating system rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
0

A brief description of the sustainable operations and maintenance policy/program and/or O+M rating system(s) used:

The University of Sharjah has established and adopted a clear strategy and procedure for purchasing any materials, products, or equipment and follow methods and system that minimize detrimental impacts on the environment, occupant health and society. The cleaning conditions and procedure that were outlined in this context emphasized the availability of clean, comfortable, and healthy indoor air quality for the occupants by providing proper conditioning, eliminating and minimizing the pollutants (such as airborne contaminants, biological contaminants, soot, sand, etc.. Moreover, sufficient fresh air is provided by proper ventilation to dilute the gaseous pollutants in the air and improve air quality, composition, and freshness.

The university also put restrict instructions to reduce and minimize the amounts of materials used in different activities, such as cleaning agents, cleaning chemicals, disposable janitorial paper, liquid hand soap and sanitizers, and trash bins. The waste generated by the different activities is also minimized, diverting a significant part in recycling. Other events and procedures implemented on university campuses are:

ü Composting food waste on the university campus; this project attracted society and is expanding dramatically.

ü Low and economized flow washroom fixtures were equipped on the different buildings of the university.

ü The old light fixtures have been replaced with higher efficiency fluorescent/LED fixtures.

ü HVAC Systems; the university has considered a significant modification on the HVAC, lighting systems, energy consumption by implementing a high-performance Building Management System.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable operations and maintenance program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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