Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.87
Liaison Elias Platte-Bermeo
Submission Date July 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Southern California
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.96 / 5.00 Elias Platte-Bermeo
Sustainability Program Assistant
Office of Sustainability
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Total floor area of existing building space:
16,761,697 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 16,087,690 Square Feet
Operated and maintained in accordance with a single-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system
 674,007 Square Feet
Total 16,761,697 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:

Operated and maintained in accordance with a MULTI-ATTRIBUTE, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system:
- 8 buildings are managed under the City of Los Angeles Existing Buildings Energy & Water Efficiency (EBEWE) Program. These buildings undergo benchmarking, energy audits, and retro-commissioning. More information: https://www.ladbs.org/services/green-building-sustainability/existing-buildings-energy-water-efficiency-program
- 152 buildings are managed under Energy Star. This includes all buildings over 20,000 square feet. More information: https://www.energystar.gov/buildings?testEnv=false
- 43 buildings are managed under the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's Demand Response Program, which coordinates grid energy load reduction on high temperature days. More information: https://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/faces/ladwp/commercial/c-savemoney/c-sm-rebatesandprograms/c-sm-rp-demandresponse;jsessionid=Prp0g2pNNqTxYf1v4Sbp1rWHP5rFVhG1hBxk5WGbHJvYBSG61Hlq!1347317769?_afrLoop=300746649991090&_afrWindowMode=0&_afrWindowId=null#%40%3F_afrWindowId%3Dnull%26_afrLoop%3D300746649991090%26_afrWindowMode%3D0%26_adf.ctrl-state%3D4mg5luar0_4

See the attached inventory of buildings for more information on buildings managed under these multi-attribute programs.

Operated and maintained in accordance with a SINGLE-ATTRIBUTE, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system:
- All buildings at USC are managed under an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) policy. More information: https://ehs.usc.edu/occhealth/industrial-hygiene/iaq/
- All buildings at USC are managed under a Smoke Free policy. More information: https://policy.usc.edu/smoke-free/
- All buildings serviced by contracted Aramark janitorial staff adhere to a USC Green Cleaning policy. This includes most USC-owned buildings on and around the University Park Campus.


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

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