Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Wesley Enterline
Submission Date April 22, 2015
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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Wesley Enterline
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning and Management
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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:

None at time of submission.


Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
2948800 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:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is maintained in accordance with formally adopted sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies, but NOT certified:
2948800 Square Feet

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
April 19, 2006

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

The Building Commission Sustainable Facilities Policy, and Division of State Facilities (DSF) Sustainable Facilities Standards (Standards) prescribe the minimum sustainable requirements for state construction and leased facilities and they apply to all DSF projects without exception, regardless of size or budget. The fundamental purpose is to improve the overall quality and usability of state owned and leased facilities and optimize monetary, material, environmental and human resources.

The Building Commission Sustainable Facilities Policy sets goals and direction. It does not prescribe a level of “performance”, but makes reference to and relies upon “guidelines and minimum standards”. DSF developed the Sustainable Facilities Guidelines and Minimum Standards following the Building Commission policy statement and prescribed how the Policy was to be implemented.

DSF already had policies, guidelines and standards established in the areas of energy conservation, air quality, water conservation, daylighting, recycling construction waste, use of recycled materials, commissioning, erosion control or within the DSF master specifications. Wisconsin Statues and DSF policy and procedures also address sustainability. In some cases, there were conflicts within our policies and standards. This became an opportunity to align everything, eliminate discrepancies and make our standards clearer. Other policies include DOA/DSF Statement on LEED-EB for DOA Managed Buildings, DOA/DSF Energy Use Policy, and Wisconsin Executive Order 145.

A policy was developed but DSF did not take the Policy to the Building Commission until guidelines and standards were identified. DSF reviewed what was available throughout the industry and after careful consideration, chose to write DSF Sustainable Facilities Guidelines and Minimum Standards, basing them on LEED-NC Version 2.1 Rating System.


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

WDNR MS4 Stormwater permit specifies how building stormwater must be handled and is monitored for compliance.

Continual modifications and adjustments are made by electricians to ensure our overall power factor remains in the 97-98% range.

Feedback forms are available online for indoor air quality monitoring.

Efficient water and electric fixtures are always used where operationally and financially feasible.

TMA Workorder system is implemented for all academic areas and any operational deficiencies or necessary repairs can be handled through this software and properly expedited in a timely fashion to avoid inefficient operations.

Responsibilities for Building Managers and Physical Plant Staff is a document that outlines specific procedures for addressing issues.


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

Hyland Hall (187,085) is currently undergoing LEED O&M Certification and will led to a future increase for this credit.

Starin Hall (207,900) and Laurentide Hall (82,581) are exempt from this submission due to LEED for New Construction certifications that are within the five year acceptable window.

Excluded buildings include storage or strictly facility-related buildings, park shelters, and General Services Greenhouse. Upham Greenhouse was kept in these calculations since it would be considered part of Upham Hall’s overall footprint for certification purposes. Excludes Observatory and White Hall for having less than 1 FTE assigned to the building.

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