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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 69.67
Liaison Trina Innes
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Alberta
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.17 / 5.00 James Allen
Associate Vice-President of Operations and Maintenance
Facilities and Operations
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Total floor area of building space:
14,294,920.38 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:
4,907,826.48 Square Feet

Percentage of building space certified under a green building rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
34.33

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

The University of Alberta uses the BOMA BEST (Building Owners and Managers Association - Building Environmental Standards; http://bomabest.com) system.

The following buildings are certified as of January 1, 2017:

NORTH CAMPUS
• Telus Centre Gold
• Edmonton Clinic Health Academy Gold
• Triffo Hall Gold
• National Institute Of Nanotechnology Gold
• General Services Building Gold
• Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science Gold
• Zeidler Centre Gold
• Old Arts & Convocation Hall Gold
• University Hall Gold
• Timms Centre For The Arts Silver
• Heritage Medical Research Centre Silver
• Li Ka Shing Centre For Health Research Innovation Silver
• National High Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Centre (NANUC) Silver
• Natural Resources Engineering Facility Silver
• Katz Group Centre For Pharmacy And Health Research Silver
• Students' Union Building Silver
• Agriculture and Forestry Centre Silver
• Cameron Library Silver
• Earth Sciences Building Silver
• Assiniboia Hall Silver
• Brain and Aging Research Building Silver
• Administration Building Silver
• Athabasca Hall Silver

CAMPUS SAINT-JEAN
• Pavillon Lacerte Silver
• Pavillon McMahon Silver

AUGUSTANA CAMPUS
• Augustana Forum Gold
• Founders Hall Gold
• Faith & Life Centre Gold
• Auxiliary Building Silver
• Facilities Building Silver
• Classroom Building Silver
• Convocation Centre Silver


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):
100

A copy of the IAQ management policy or protocol:
The website URL where the IAQ policy/protocol may be found:
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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:
A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:

CLEANING FOR A HEALTHY U
http://sustainability.ualberta.ca/CampusInitiatives/Buildings/PoliciesPrograms/GreenCleaning.aspx

In 2008, the University of Alberta developed green cleaning guidelines within the Cleaning for a Healthy U program. The program aims to reduce volatile organic compounds and airborne particulates in the indoor environment, creating healthier spaces for students, faculty and staff. Guidelines are updated on an ongoing basis as new equipment, products and techniques become available. All products used to clean university facilities must meet the program's criteria.


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:

ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
http://sustainability.ualberta.ca/CampusInitiatives/Energy/EnergyManagementPlan.aspx

The University of Alberta has had a very successful energy management program in place since the mid-1970s. Over four decades, the university has avoided $353 million in utility costs while preventing over 2.5 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. Annual savings reached $16.9 million in the most recent year on record (2015-16).

Energy Management and Sustainable Operations (EMSO) oversees the program, providing energy benchmarking and implementing energy efficiency and conservation measures.


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):
100

A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:

WATEGO: PROACTIVE WATER PROTECTION

Watego is a campus-wide water stewardship program that invests in innovative water technologies, behaviour change and fixture upgrades. Water audits are under way to benchmark water use in buildings. Reduction goals and implementation plans will then be created on a building-by-building basis. Watego-branded messaging is being installed in washrooms with newly fitted low-flow fixtures.

Watego is the first program of its kind in Alberta and as it grows, it aims to pave the way for other post-secondary institutions wishing to commit to a sustainable water future.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBLE PARTIES

Sascha Jansz
Project Planner: Certification & Metrics
Office of Sustainability

Ray Dumouchel
Associate Director, Buildings and Grounds Services
Facilities and Operations

Name: David Whalen
Manager, Buildings and Ground Services
Facilities and Operations

Lauren Hall
Sustainability Coordinator
Energy Management and Sustainable Operations

NOTES:
The number for the 'Total floor area of building space' in this credit is different from the number in IC2, because the following have been excluded:

1. Space certified under a green building rating system that focuses on design and construction (e.g. LEED BD+C) during the previous five years"
2. Space that is ineligible for certification under a green building rating system for existing buildings, such as:
• Links / pedways between buildings
• Parkades
• Cold storage buildings
• Pumphouses

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.