Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.70
Liaison Alexi Lamm
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019

STARS v2.2

Utah State University
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.95 / 5.00 Zac Cook
Energy Manager
Facilities
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Total floor area of existing building space:
6,401,505 Square Feet

Floor area of existing building space operated and maintained in accordance with a sustainable management policy/program and/or a green building rating system:
Existing floor area
Certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute, Green Building Council (GBC) rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Platinum) 0 Square Feet
Certified at the 2nd highest level under a 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Gold) 0 Square Feet
Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., BREEAM-In Use Very Good) 0 Square Feet
Certified at a step above minimum level under a 4 -or 5–tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Silver) 0 Square Feet
Certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., BREEAM In-Use Pass or LEED O+M Certified) 0 Square Feet
Certified at any level under a non-GBC rating system or single-attribute rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings 0 Square Feet
Operated and maintained in accordance with a multi-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system 0 Square Feet
Operated and maintained in accordance with a single-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system
 6,081,429 Square Feet
Total 6,081,429 Square Feet

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

A brief description of the sustainable operations and maintenance policy/program and/or O+M rating system(s) used:

The majority of campus is metered and monitored for abnormal energy and water use. In a monthly utility metering meeting, employees review water, electrical, and gas meter data, comparing it to the previous month, previous year, and the 4-year same month average.

Utility usage for each utility (Electricity, Steam, Chilled Water, Natural Gas, and Water) has been baselined per degree day. Historically analytics have been performed to evaluate the usage per square foot and compare the current monthly usage to the buildings baseline, previous monthly, and four year average consumption. This data is also used to analyze the performance of each building’s year to year performance from the generation of annual building EUI reports. This allows the Energy Management team to set target EUI goals for under-performing buildings and track progress towards the goals. All utility meter data for buildings larger than 3,000 square feet is gathered at 10 minute intervals and stored for two years. This data allows us to see high resolution data as projects such as lighting or HVAC changes are made. It is also used to identify irregularities in load profiles and usage along with running equipment that should be shut down at night. Currently, alarming is being deployed to identify if there is a drastic change on a daily basis. These alarms are sent to our team members to catch issues more quickly. This new approach has been deployed on about 50% of the meters on the USU Campus.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable operations and maintenance program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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