|Submission Date||Feb. 28, 2019|
Western Michigan University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance
|1.74 / 5.00||
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:
WMU has three buildings that were certified under the USGBC Existing Building Rating System. The College of Health and Human Services is certified as Gold, the Chemistry building as Silver, and Brown Hall was certified. The certification on all of these buildings has lapsed, but we are exploring options for re-certification.
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:
We have several channels that this data comes through. We aggregate this information into our Energy Management software (Energy CAP) that allows us to run reports for benchmarking, billing, and benchmarking
For the LEED building projects, we are required to share the energy data with the Green Building Certification Institute via Energy Star Portfolio Manager. We also have a continuous commissioning program, which utilizes software technology to continually monitor an existing building’s systems (i.e., chilled water plant, air handling units, pumps, etc.) to ensure they are being maintained and operated in accordance to the design intent of the building.
The initial pilot program included the complete building system (HVAC) for Heritage Hall, as well as 34 air handling units on the Niagara AX Server across campus (Faunce Student Services, Kohrman Hall, South Kohrman Hall, Sprau Tower, Student Recreation Center, Hall-Archer-Pickard East and West). This initial pilot was from May 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018. The cost avoidance cost for tasks completed resulted in a simple pay back of 2 years. Based on the initial pilot, phase 2 of the program was renewed on May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019, which included the addition of the chilled water system at Miller Auditorium; chilled water system and five (5) air handling units at Schneider Hall; and complete building system (HVAC) at Valley Dining Center. Phase 3 of the program is scheduled to commence on May 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020, which will include the complete building system (HVAC) at Seelye Athletic Center, Brown Hall, Friedmann Hall, Chemistry Building, RCVA, Sangren Hall, and Zhang Legacy Collections Center.
SIEMENS WIN PM: Campus owned electric meters are integrated through the SIEMENS platform that is housed on a server at the Physical Plant. This trends energy, demand, power quality etc at 15 min intervals. This platform also provides monthly energy reports that are entered into Energy CAP.
Manual Readings: Meters that are not currently integrated thought the platforms above are read manually and entered into Energy CAP as monthly readings.
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:
Niagara R2 and AX: Campus owned steam and chilled water meters are integrated through our building automation platform. We typically trend chilled water and steam consumption at a daily interval and enter the monthly totals into Energy CAP.
Vendor Bills: Water/Sewer and Natural gas are received as monthly bills from the local utility and entered into Energy CAP.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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