Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.01
Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date April 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Arlington
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.98 / 5.00 Meghna Tare
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Total floor area of existing building space:
665,385.32 Square Metres

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 Metres
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 Metres
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 Metres
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 Metres
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 Metres
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 Metres
Operated and maintained in accordance with a multi-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system 657,976.86 Square Metres
Operated and maintained in accordance with a single-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system
 0 Square Metres
Total 657,976.86 Square Metres

Percentage of existing building space certified under a green building rating system rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
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A brief description of the sustainable operations and maintenance policy/program and/or O+M rating system(s) used:

Our Campus Master Plan has a guiding principle related to the Environment and Sustainability. Sustainability guidelines are included in most sections of the master plan including Landscaping and Space Design Guidelines. https://www.uta.edu/masterplan/ut_arlington_master_plan.pdf

UTA has a written Indoor Air Quality Management Program that is managed by our Environmental Health and Safety office and applies to all spaces. This policy covers HVAC systems, operation and maintenance, renovations and new construction, custodial services, pest control, housing and food services. https://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/ehs/occupational/docs/iaq-program.pdf

Facilities Management’s Design Guidelines for renovations and new construction incorporate sustainable requirements in them such as zeroscaping, energy efficiency above minimum code levels, sustainable space design, sustainable building materials and a requirement to investigate renewable energy sources and new energy efficiency idea’s.

All of the square footage listed is managed by an energy management program. Our Thermal Energy Plant which produces chilled water and steam for campus buildings is monitored real time by Utilivisor to maintain the plant at optimal efficiency. 95% of our campus building utilities are metered, data collected and analyzed by our Siemens Navigator system and reviewed by our energy manager regularly. The Siemens system has the ability to flag areas of HVAC operation that are not operating at optimal efficiency in real time.

UTA has a waste management program that seeks toward zero waste by reducing, reusing and composting. UTA has implemented source reduction strategies, recycling and composting, purchasing of recycled products, dining waste reduction and waste reduction benchmarks. https://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/ehs/EMS/bmp/10104%20SUS-waste.php


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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