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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 60.07
Liaison Mark Klapatch
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.90 / 5.00 Brittany Thill
Engineering Specialist-Senior
Facilities Management
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Total floor area of building space:
2,197,037 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:

USGBC LEED Certification for Jesse H. Ames Suites.


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):
80

A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:

All buildings with the exception of Karges and Nelson which are slated for demolition in the near future are managed through an energy management program. The program involves many facets including oversight by an energy management work team and utilization of technology. The energy management work team has a rolling energy fund which includes funds from the Focus on Energy program. Funds are reinvested into future campus energy efficiency improvement projects. UWRF uses the Metasys Building Automation system to monitor energy usage and to make adjustments when possible. Staff in Facilities Management monitor energy usage to control peak demand and to make energy efficiency improvements by analyzing building schedules. They then update schedules 4 x per year to reflect changes in building usage.


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:

The water management program utilized by UWRF involves always upgrading fixtures to result in improved water efficiency. UWRF has implemented and continues to implement the use of water bottle refill stations, low flow shower heads, and low flow urinals. Facilities Management staff evaluate existing fixtures prior to all remodels and suggest improvements. In the case of water bottle refill stations, signage was also created to promote the use of water bottle refill stations.


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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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.