|Submission Date||Feb. 21, 2018|
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance
|1.20 / 5.00||
Sustainability and Custodial Supervisor
Total floor area of building space:
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:
Percentage of building space certified under a green building rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list or sample of certified buildings and ratings:
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):
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):
A copy or the green cleaning policy:
A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:
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):
A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:
All buildings with the exception of Karges and Nelson which are slated for demolition in the near future are managed through an energy management program. The program involves many facets including oversight by an energy management work team and utilization of technology. The energy management work team has a rolling energy fund which includes funds from the Focus on Energy program. Funds are reinvested into future campus energy efficiency improvement projects. UWRF uses the Metasys Building Automation system to monitor energy usage and to make adjustments when possible. Staff in Facilities Management monitor energy usage to control peak demand and to make energy efficiency improvements by analyzing building schedules. They then update schedules 4 x per year to reflect changes in building usage.
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):
A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Indoor Air Quality:
Facilities Management staff regularly check and monitor indoor air quality. Through our Metasys system, we have a program on all of our air handlers that look at the outdoor air temperature, return air temperature, and mixed air temperature. The program looks at the ratio of the temperatures to give us the percent of outdoor air that we are using in our buildings. This gives us a good feel on how we are operating our air handling equipment as well as the indoor air quality. This works as long as we have a difference of more than 10 degrees between outdoor and indoor temperature. Facilities Management staff are able to monitor air handling in campus buildings from home as well. When there are concerns brought forward regarding indoor air quality, they can look at the the various levels from home and make adjustments as needed which enables us to have a faster response time to concerns.
Additionally, the Falcon Center has air flow stations which measure the amount of outdoor air pulled into the building. CO2 levels are also monitored and outdoor air intake is adjusted as needed.
The safety committee does a monthly safety walk through campus buildings. The committee is comprised of Facilities Management staff, the Risk Manager, and a representative from the city of River Falls fire department. They walk through every room in the building and keep an eye out for hazardous materials such as asbestos containing material, PCBs, hazardous chemicals, or mercury vapor lamps. The goal is for them to identify potential hazards that would affect indoor air quality before they become problems.
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