Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.78
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Virginia Tech
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 5.00 Kim Briele
Associate Director of Engineering Operations
Facilities Operations Eng
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Total floor area of existing building space:
11,646,003 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 11,646,003 Square Feet
Operated and maintained in accordance with a single-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system
 0 Square Feet
Total 11,646,003 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:

We completed the energy benchmarking of buildings on VT main campus. Benchmarking analysis includes collecting information on energy sources used in buildings, which includes electric energy, steam, and potable water. Building energy consumption is updated on a monthly basis and annual performance indicators are developed at the end of each fiscal year. Total energy intensity per square foot of building space is used as the main criteria to compare and benchmark energy performance of campus buildings. The list of buildings with highest energy usage is used to prioritize funds provided by the University's Energy Action Plan (EAP). The EAP program provides funding for metering and energy conservation measures for the prioritized list of buildings with high energy usage. The current 5-year plan is coming to a close but the University is committed to continue with a new 10-year plan.

Virginia Tech also collects water consumption statistics for all main campus buildings in Blacksburg, VA. Information is collected on a quarterly basis and annual water use intensities are estimated at the end of each fiscal year. Water intensity in gallons per square foot is used as a benchmarking criteria. Buildings with the highest water and energy intensities are the primary candidates for water efficiency improvement projects and upgrades.

Virginia Tech has adopted a green cleaning program for all campus buildings. Associate Director of Housekeeping and Grounds, Greg Canaday, has identified a list of 21 green cleaning practices for the housekeeping staff and has developed associated training modules for 17 of these items. In the attached pdf, we have provided a representative sample, the green cleaning hallways module. Greg Canaday: gregmc1@vt.edu (540) 231-9614


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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