Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.17
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date May 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Victoria
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.94 / 5.00 Gary Bridgens
Director of Operations
Facilities Management Department
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Total floor area of existing building space:
4,289,115.70 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 0 Square Feet
Operated and maintained in accordance with a single-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system
 4,044,153.02 Square Feet
Total 4,044,153.02 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 UVic Green Cleaning Policy and Program is based on the Green seal CS-42 Environmental Standard for Cleaning Services and LEED Canada for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance Rating System 2009. It is implemented in all areas serviced by UVic Facilities Management, Janitorial Services on the Gordon Head Campus. The program includes sections on several aspects of sustainability in cleaning such as:

• 3.3.1 Sustainable Cleaning Materials: in which criteria to be adhered to are available for using low environmental impact cleaning materials wherever possible, including janitorial paper products and trash bags.
• 3.3.2 Sustainable Cleaning Products: in which there is a list of standards and certifications that all cleaning products are to conform to at least one of.
• 3.3.3. Sustainable Cleaning Equipment: in which there is a list of requirements cleaning equipment must meet including certifications and operational standards.
• 4.0 Additional Green Cleaning Activities: in which there are subsections on topics of Custodial Effectiveness Assessment, Indoor Chemical Pollutant Source and Control, and Indoor Integrated Pest Management, all with associated guidelines for environmental responsibility and sustainability.

Additionally, UVic Janitorial Services state explicitly in this policy their commitment to using low environmental impact cleaning systems in all buildings (see page 6, section 3.3). They aim to meet this commitment by using Green Seal, Ecologo or Forestry Stewardship Council certified products for at least 80% of its cleaning products and materials by cost (see page 6, section 3.3).


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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Although UVic does not use a third party certification system, however, it applies strong various sustainability operations and maintenance guidelines relative to the requirements for this credit, which have been integrated into the University's structure. These guidelines can be found within the Green Cleaning Policy and Program, the university's Sustainability Action Plan, the campus Integrated Energy Master Plan and operational procedures within the Facilities Management Department.

Floor areas excluded from the UVic Green Cleaning Policy and Program are Food Services areas, as well as underground parking garages.

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