|Submission Date||June 30, 2017|
|2.17 / 5.00||
Associate Vice-President of Operations and Maintenance
Facilities and Operations
|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|
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:
• 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
• Pavillon Lacerte Silver
• Pavillon McMahon Silver
• Augustana Forum Gold
• Founders Hall Gold
• Faith & Life Centre Gold
• Auxiliary Building Silver
• Facilities Building Silver
• Classroom Building Silver
• Convocation Centre Silver
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.
ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
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.
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.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBLE PARTIES
Project Planner: Certification & Metrics
Office of Sustainability
Associate Director, Buildings and Grounds Services
Facilities and Operations
Name: David Whalen
Manager, Buildings and Ground Services
Facilities and Operations
Energy Management and Sustainable Operations
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
• Cold storage buildings
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.
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.