Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.90
Liaison Hannes Gerhardt
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of West Georgia
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.52 / 5.00 Hannes Gerhardt
Sustainability Director
Department of Geosciences
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Total floor area of building space:
2,634,751 Square Feet

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:
65,000 Square Feet

Percentage of building space certified under a green building rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
2.47

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list or sample of certified buildings and ratings:

GEORGIA PEACH CERTIFICATION
The Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction Standards for State Buildings in accordance with the Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction Act of 2008 provide a resource for state agencies, design professionals, contractors, and building operators. The Standards were developed by the 2008 Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction Task Force. The Task Force was authorized under Senate Bill 130
to develop policies, procedures and guidelines to provide more stringent energy efficiency requirements for future buildings that will be constructed by the State.
The Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction Standards for State Buildings serve as a set of instructions for state agencies, design professionals, contractors, and building operators.


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):
0

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):
100

A copy or the green cleaning policy:
A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:

Green cleaning is a part of UWG's purchasing guidelines. To the extent that contracts are pursued they should follow these guidelines:

GREEN CLEANING

Guideline: Whenever practical, cleaning solvents should be biodegradable, phosphate- free and citrus-based where their use will not compromise quality of service such as Green Seal or Safer Choice certified products. (Refer to University Building Standards for more information).

TOXINS & POLLUTION PREVENTION

Guideline: Whenever possible, avoid the purchase and use of substances that contain toxic materials or ingredients.

Guideline: With the exception of fluorescent lamps and sealed lead batteries, all products and equipment purchased should not contain lead, PCBs, or mercury. When unavoidable, preference should be given to those products with lower quantities of these metals and to vendors with established lead and mercury recovery programs.

BIO-BASED PRODUCTS

Guideline: Bio-based plastic products that are biodegradable and compostable, such as bags, food and beverage containers, and cutlery, should be acquired by the University and /or used by our contractors whenever practicable.


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):
100

A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:

The recently approved program commits to an older pledge - the Georgia Energy Challenge - to reduce energy consumption by 15% between 2008 and 2020.

The program lays out best practices, purchasing guidelines, and an auditing and action plan to address bringing down energy use in energy intensive buildings.

More details can be found in the attached plan below.


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):
100

A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:

The recently approved program is set up to set out targets, assess using current as well as more detailed future monitoring systems, implement water efficiency measures, conduct an LCCA analysis for new investments, and executing new investments.

More details can be found in the attached plan below.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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