Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.65
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2019
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 5.00 John Gardner
Sustainability Planning & Policy Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Total floor area of building space:
6,795,787 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:
0 Square Feet

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

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

At the time of submission, no buildings have been certified under a green building rating system for O+M.


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):
100

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):
0

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

UW-Milwaukee has been implementing the elements of, but not certified under CIMS-GB on campus since 2012. Internal procedures in training of staff and purchasing of products has been in line with CIMS-GB since 2012. General cleaners are all Green Seal Certified. There are variations on other cleaners. Efforts have been underway to streamline all cleaners to minimal types that are all Green Seal Certified. Machinery has also been instrumental at UWM. Floor scrubbers that do not use chemicals are operated throughout campus to reduce chemical needs, water usage, and intense labor.


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:

UWM uses Energy Star Portfolio Manager, internal benchmarking, and the Lucid Dashboard to assess EUI performance of UWM-owned and leased spaces each year. This data is used to evaluate success of previous initiatives, track progress to goals (such as the campus Master Plan goal of a 20% reduction in energy use by 2020), and identify buildings in need of future energy reduction measures.


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:

UWM uses internal data collection of all water accounts to assess water use year over year (to benchmark against 2010 Master Plan goal). In addition, UWM is in the process of benchmarking both site water use and catchment risk through the Alliance for Water Stewardship standard. This data will be used to evaluate progress towards UWM-set goals delineated in UWM's AWS Draft Submission.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Floor area differs from IC-2 due to guidance on eligible building space (parking garages and buildings that serve less than 1 FTE were not included). Buildings not included are: Pump Station, Electrical Substations, and small Field Station buildings. On April 19, 2006, the State Wisconsin Building Commission adopted the Building Commission Sustainable Facilities Policy and DSF Sustainable Facilities Guidelines and Minimum Standards. As of February 10, 2010 the title changed to “DSF Sustainable Facilities Standards” to accurately represent that these are minimum standards that apply to all projects. As of this submission, the standards are being rewritten.
In regards to Indoor Air Quality Management, University Safety & Assurances maintains a database for all complaint-based IAQ concerns in accordance with the State of Wisconsin Facility Tenant Manual. This database serves as the routine internal monitoring protocol documenting IAQ issues. After visual and sensory inspection of areas, work orders are generated, quantitative measurements are conducted and analyzed and corrective actions taken to remedy the issue. Internal follow-up on issues is completed and documented in the same database. Regular auditing and monitoring of IAQ is coordinated by the departments of University Safety & Assurances and Facility Services. In Facility Services, Environmental Services performs weekly visual inspections in all buildings (for moisture and pest control issues, etc.), a dedicated asbestos and lead abatement supervisor maintains an inventory of buildings/materials that contain lead and asbestos which is maintained via the Wisconsin Asbestos and Lead Management System (WALMS), and the Metasys Building Management System is used to continuously monitor exhaust/supply airflow rates, occupancy conditions, temperature, and CO2 levels in return air which provides feedback to determine % outdoor air needed for supply air, heating/cooling, and air turnover rates in rooms. University Safety & Assurances annually evaluates laboratories for chemical inventory inspections and chemical fume hoods are evaluated for proper airflow, the Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene Program Manager works with the lead and asbestos staff member in Facilities Services when concerns are reported by building occupants (as noted above) and the following IEQ/IAQ equipment is in US&A inventory or available on loam from the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH): a Multi-gas monitor “confined space meter” (hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, oxygen, combustible gases); Mercury vapor analyzer (used for clearance of area after mercury spills); Moisture meter (testing walls/building materials); Infrared thermometer (identify cold spots where condensation can occur); Photoionization detector(total volatile organic compounds), Ammonia detector, CO2, CO, Temp, Relative Humidity Meter from WSLH; Radon detector from WSLH; Dust monitor (particulates of various size ranges) from WSLH; 2 Mold sampling Instruments (viable vs. non-viable methods) from WSLH.

Energy and water-related goals in the Campus Master Plan are found at: https://uwm.edu/campus-planning/home/campus-plan-history/

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