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Liaison Jeff Spoelstra
Submission Date July 22, 2014
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Western Michigan University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Chris Caprara
Manager, Energy Administration
Facilities Management - Engineering
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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) Yes
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:

WMU has three buildings certified under the USGBC Existing Building Rating System. The College of Health and Human Services is certified as Gold, the Chemistry building is certified as Silver, and Brown Hall is certified.

http://www.fm.wmich.edu/engineering/energy_management/leed_eb


Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
7003996 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) 58298 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 83331 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 240000 Square Feet
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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::
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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::
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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:
921303 Square Feet

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
June 28, 2005

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

Green Cleaning: Policy is in affect for all campus buildings where applicable.

CFC Phase Out Program: Was initiated for New Sangren Hall, and will ultimately affect New Sangren, Sindecuse, Schnieder, and Fetzer.

Integrated Pest Management: IPM plan is part of Landscape Services BMP and applies to the entire campus

Energy Star Purchasing Policy: Applies to the entire campus.

Storm Water Management Policy: Applies to the entire campus.

Environmental Tobacco Smoke Policy: Applies to the entire campus.

Solid Waste Management Plan: Will apply to the entire campus.

Lifecycle Costing: Applies to all new construction projects.


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

It is the responsibility of the department that creates the policy to determine how to enforce it. Sustainable building operation policies fall under various departments.

For example. Engineering is responsible for energy related policies and guidelines, whereas custodial is responsible for the green cleaning policy. Recycling falls under the Office for Sustainability.

Each department is responsible for maintaining and enforcing their respective guidelines/policies. These fall under the university's strategic plan (Goal 5: Advance social, economic, and environmental sustainability practices and policies).


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

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