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Overall Score 58.75
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Submission Date May 1, 2014
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.44 / 4.00 Dale Braun
Campus Planner
Integrated Planning
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Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for existing buildings?:
Yes or No
LEED for Existing Buildings or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) No
The DGNB system, Green Star Performance, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM-In Use, CASBEE for Existing Building, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) No

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

In 2006-2007, UWRF's University Center used the LEED process to guide design and construction, and measures taken qualified the building to obtain 37 LEED credits, equivalent to LEED Silver (guidelines as of 2005/2006). The University Center was not certified due to non-compliance with ASHRAE ventilation guidelines. The UC contains 146,056 square feet of space.

UWRF uses LEED criteria as guidelines for all new construction projects and considers sustainability in its building maintenance practices. Four buildings on campus meet LEED-EB standards.


Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
1,994,632 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level (e.g. LEED Certified) 0 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level 0 Square Feet
4th Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for existing buildings:
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Floor area of building space that is maintained in accordance with formally adopted sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies, but NOT certified:
1,914,632 Square Feet

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
Aug. 1, 2011

A brief description of the sustainable building operations and maintenance program and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

UWRF utilizes MetaSys, a Johnson Controls product, for its energy management. It also uses TMA for its Work Order and Preventative Maintenance (PM) program. Two technicians in maintenance are specifically assigned to manage the energy management program. Sensors are spread entirely throughout the campus' nearly 2M square feet, constantly monitoring conditions. In addition, several projects in 2013 tied in lighting control systems to MetaSys. The PM program is also quite stringent with a goal of keeping all building systems in top form. As a testament to these efforts, UWRF has led the UW System in total btus conserved in thermal, electrical, and hence overall on a btu/gsf basis for three straight years as of 2013.


A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies:

The MetaSys system is the main tool for monitoring the nearly 2M square feet for the campus. A vast majority of historical data is available and used increasingly so for reporting purposes. There is also a monthly energy management team made up of representatives from Residence Life, the University Center, Facilities, Faculty, IT, the St Croix Institute for Sustainable Community Development, as well as one rep from the local utility. The team evaluates data and discusses the feasibility and scope of energy projects, primarily conservation.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or sustainable operations and maintenance guidelines or policies is available:

Gross sqft included in this credit were those that could be LEED certified. Therefore, only occupied, conditioned spaces were included.Barns, sheds, silos, etc were not included in the gsqft calculation. The buildings included were:
0061 Hathorn Hall
0061A Hathorn Hall Center Addition
0061B Hathorn Hall East Addition
0061C Hathorn Hall West Addition
0064 Stratton Hall
0065 Prucha Hall
0066 May Hall
0066A Emogene A. Nelson Building
0068 Johnson Hall
0069 McMillan Hall
0070 Grimm Hall
0071 Parker Hall
0072 Crabtree Hall
0073 George R. Field South Fork Suites
0074 Jesse H. Ames South Fork Suites Addition
5000 Dalkeith House
8112 House w/ Garage - Residence 1
8113 Farm Cottage - Residence 2
8154 Machine Shed and Shop
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8210 Dairy Learning Center
8217 Machinery Service Center
8260 Residence House 3
8264 MVF Office Center
8271 Winfield Solutions Office/Poultry House
The Hudson Center was not included, as it is a leased space and all leased space was excluded from this report as allowed by STARS reporting options.

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