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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.11
Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Arizona State University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.48 / 5.00 Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
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Total floor area of building space:
23,316,686 Square Feet

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:
0 Square Feet

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

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list or sample of certified buildings and ratings:

LEED NC, LEED BD+C


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):
46.80

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):
100

A copy or the green cleaning policy:
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A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:

Olympus, the ASU contracted cleaning company, follows Green Cleaning utilizes green cleaning products and follows a green cleaning schedule and processes.

It is mandated in the contract:

SECTION V – SPECIFICATIONS/SCOPE OF WORK

PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS

15. PRODUCT: It is the initial responsibility of the Contractor to provide all necessary cleaning chemicals and support materials required under this Contract. A detailed list of all cleaning chemicals to be used under this contract is to be provided in your proposal. The Contractor will comply with the following policies in the purchase, storage and use of chemicals:
• Comply with all federal, state, and local regulations for the storage, use and disposition of all chemicals.
• Empty chemical containers must be disposed of in accordance with any applicable federal, state and/or local regulations. It is the responsibility of the Contractor to arrange for independent removal of empty chemical containers to appropriate off-campus locations.
• Up-to-date Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for all chemicals are to be on file in the Contractor's on-site office at each building. A copy of each SDS must be on file with the Contract Administrator. It is the responsibility of the Contractor to keep all Safety Data Sheets up-to-date and on file.
• Primary and secondary containers must be properly labeled and meet all federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. Under no circumstances will secondary containers be used without clear/concise labeling (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200).
• Chemicals with an offensive odor will be minimized. Ammoniated products, bleach or products with high vapors or volatility are not to be used in any University buildings.
• All floor finishes must be UL listed as to slip resistance.
• Chemicals used will be the least hazardous available for the environment, the employees and staff of the University and Contractor employees. All products used in the performance of this contract should contain little or no reactive organic compounds and, whenever possible, be Green Seal certified. Any variation from this expectation must be approved by the Contract Administrator. A detailed listing of the chemicals proposed to be used on this contract must be provided with your proposal.
16. PRODUCT: All paper products provided by the Contractor for use on campus will to the maximum extent possible be composed of recycled materials. A detailed listing of paper products to be used under this contract must be provided with your proposal.
17. PRODUCT: All hand and body soap products provided for use by the Contractor on campus will to the maximum extent possible be composed of recycled materials. A detailed listing of soap products to be used under this contract must be provided with your proposal.

SECTION VI – GREEN PURCHASING REQUIREMENTS/SPECIFICATIONS

In order to reduce the adverse environmental impact of our purchasing decisions we are committed to buy goods and services from manufacturers and suppliers who share our environmental concern and commitment. Green purchasing is the method wherein environmental and social considerations are taken with equal weight to the price, availability and performance criteria that we use to make purchasing decisions.

Proposer shall use environmentally preferable products, materials and companies where economically feasible. Environmentally preferable products have a less or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared to other products and companies that serve the same purpose. If two products are equal in performance characteristics and the pricing is within 5%, the University will favor the more environmentally preferable product and company.

If you are citing environmentally preferred product claims, you must provide proper certification or detailed information on environmental benefits, durability and recyclable properties.

The University and the supplier may negotiate during the contract term to permit the substitution or addition of Environmentally Preferable Products (EPPs) when such products are readily available at a competitive cost and satisfy the university’s performance needs.

Unless otherwise specified, proposers and contractors should use recycled paper and double-sided copying for the production of all printed and photocopied documents. Furthermore, the documents shall be clearly marked to indicate that they are printed on recycled content (minimum 30% post-consumer content) paper.

Proposer shall minimize packaging and any packaging/ packing materials that are provided must meet at least one of, and preferably all, of the following criteria:

Reusable
Recyclable
Compostable
Made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials
Non-toxic, or lowest possible toxicity

Further, contractor is expected to recover packaging of all materials and supplies that are brought to or used on ASU facilities, remove it from ASU facilities, and be able to provide assurance that it is re-used, recycled, or composted. This is a requirement of all materials used/associated with the contract.


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):
100

A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:

The ASU EIS (energy management system) collects and distributes metered ASU utility data for use in analyzing energy use, setting benchmarks, modeling and assessing strategies for energy performance improvements. Modeled vs. actual energy performance comparison in progress; with plans calibrate the models to actual performance.


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):
50

A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:

Calsense metering of irrigation systems measures water use (Polytechnic and Lake Havasu campuses are fully monitored; Tempe is in transition - 14 of 57; West campus is going to add Calsense metering in the near future). Domestic and irrigation water metering will be added to the 2017 FDM Project Guidelines Update as a requirement for all new construction and major renovation projects.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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ASU Facilities Management (Richard Pretzman, Clint Lord, Joseph Metzger), Energy Information System (John Belisle), ASU Landscape Architects (Byron Sampson/Norman Yatabe)

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.