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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 Bronze
Overall Score 41.99
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Montana
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.88 / 5.00 Eva Rocke
ASUM Sustainability Coordinator
ASUM
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Total floor area of building space:
4,630,297 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:
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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):
0

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

The University of Montana does not contract with any outside businesses to clean our facilities, so all custodial personnel and cleaning protocols are subject to the same university-wide policies. Currently, custodial services are distributed across campus and managed by several different administrators, but the Green Cleaning Working Group ensures a certain amount of collaboration, standardization, and implementation of the green cleaning policy. Departments are currently allowed to purchase the green cleaning products of their choice, but must document what they're using and make sure all purchases meet policy requirements. The Green Cleaning Working Group acts as a peer accountability team, reviewing product selections, granting waivers when green products can't be identified, and supporting product testing and collaboration across departments.


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):
75

A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:

Over the past 5 years, UM has made a concerted effort to install energy and natural gas smart meters in as many of our buildings as possible. Currently, we have installed 47 energy smart meters, 40 steam condensate meters, and 4 water meters in our buildings. The meters cover 30 of our buildings on campus, including the largest energy users, and account for 83% of our total energy costs on campus. As these meters have been installed, each has been connected to the Energy Star database and dashboard. We have been using this free tool until we can afford to purchase a more nuanced and complex energy management and dashboard system.


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):
0

A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Although the University of Montana does not have any buildings formally certified as LEED EBOM, we have researched and initatiated the process. We have a Green Cleaning Policy in place, a Tobacco Policy, waste stream management, energy management, and an alternative transportation system. These have not yet been certified to meet LEED requirements however.
Please note that there is not a single document compiling the policies and guidelines but several links as provided herein. Sustainability-related policies include Purchasing-Energy Star, Tobacco-Free Campus, and Green Cleaning:http://umt.edu/policies/.
Waste managemet (recycling): http://www.umt.edu/greeningum/Operations/Recycling/Recycling%20Guide.aspx. Stormwater management: http://www.umt.edu/facilities/Energy%20and%20Utilities/Storm%20Water%20Program.aspx.
Integrated pest management: http://www.umt.edu/facilities/Grounds%20and%20Labor.aspx.

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.