|Submission Date||March 1, 2019|
Western Washington University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance
|1.31 / 5.00||
Campus Energy Manager
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:
Subject to Washington State policy defined in the Governor’s Executive Order 05-01. This order calls for construction of publicly funded buildings over 25,000 gross square feet to be “built and certified to the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Standard, or certified by the Department of General Administration (GA) to an equivalent standard.
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:
This is information on how green cleaning is incorporated into the floor area listed above.
Academic Custodial Services (ACS)
Academic Custodial Services at WWU has used internationally certified Green Seal products for industrial/institutional cleaners for approx. 5 years. All general products used by ACS are Green Seal 37 certified including SE 64 (neutral general purpose cleaner), SE 61 (Glass/Surface cleaner), and SE 80 (multi-use non-heavy metal containing floor finish). ACS has reduced chemical product inventories from sixty plus products in 2000 to twenty in 2006 with three main cleaning products used as the backbone of the daily operations.
Benchmarks used when selecting a sustainable product line:
Green Seal or other “green” certified products (eco-Label, Green Leaf)
Non toxic ingredients
No petro chemical distillates
No endocrine disrupters
No butyls or ethers
No RTU (ready to use)
Mixable concentrates only
Packaging incorporating recycled material
Low VOC’s (volatile organic compounds)
Effective cleaning performance
Color coding to prevent mixing or cross contamination
Easy to read MSDS
Portion control systems – Portioners
Customer support and training materials available
Good online accessibility to product/ingredient
A primary component of a green cleaning operation besides the guidelines and products in use above is the introduction of micro fiber cleaning technology in the form of micro wipes (cleaning/dusting cloths), micro fiber wet/damp flat mop pads, micro fiber dust mops, micro fiber dusting sleeves, and micro fiber floor finish applicator pads.
Many cleaning tasks can be preformed using water as the cleaning agent (97% reduction in hard surface bacteria, fungi and viruses). Reduced chemical product use is another component of greening our program. AC also uses floor scrubbers that use only H2O and no chemical products , uses baking soda and vinegar for general cleaning, and makes use of low moisture scrubbers and carpet cleaners.
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:
Via our Energy Manager database the entire campus is serviced by data collection for both energy and water consumption. The program shows historical usage and trends.
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:
Via our Energy Manager database the entire campus is serviced by data collection for both energy and water consumption. The program shows historical usage and trends. To see campus water use, click on "Utility Services-Monthly Usage".
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
WWU has four buildings that are certified under the LEED standards for New Construction. However, the floor area of these buildings has NOT been excluded from the "eligible building space". This is because none of them were certified within the previous five-year window according to the "eligible building space" criteria. These buildings and the dates of their LEED New Construction certifications are as follows:
Miller Hall - 2011 - LEED Gold - 135,369 sf
Academic Instruction Center - 2009 - LEED Silver - 130,649 sf
Wade King Recreation Center - 2007 - LEED Certified - 98,300 sf
Communication Facility - 2004 - LEED Silver - 131,365 sf
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