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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 Silver
Overall Score 45.73
Liaison Jill Pelkey
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of New Brunswick
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.66 / 5.00 Mike Hardy
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
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Total floor area of building space:
2,622,632 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:
1,147,000 Square Feet

Percentage of building space certified under a green building rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
43.73

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

BOMA BESt  is a Canadian industry standard for commercial building sustainability certification based on internationally recognized and accepted Green Globes environmental assessment plan. This is a consistent framework to critically assess energy, water, waste reduction and site, emissions and effluents, indoor environment and environmental management systems.


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:
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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):
0

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

·         Undertaking building energy projects with set individual targets and goals. These targets are measured and verified to normalized data and reported to the board of governors in an annual report. This is a continual improvement process.
·         Energy management information system enteliweb is used to dynamical track the progress of our projects complete with analytics, detailed energy reporting, customizable dashboards, and diagnosis tools.
·         Benchmarking built into our EMIS system with the ability to benchmark any custom time frame and utility and linked to our smart meter data.
·         Currently working on a public web interface complete with KPI’s mentioned above.


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:

Water is included in the above stated EMP


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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UNB does feature an organized Indoor Air Quality plan but it has never been formalized into a published institutional policy or protocol.

It all buys Green Seal certified for all cleaning and janitorial supplies when possible though there is currently no formal purchasing policy.

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.