Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.92
Liaison Mat Thijssen
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Waterloo
PRE-4: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Mat Thijssen
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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Endowment size:
478,117,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
455.27 Hectares

Large city

IECC climate zone:
6 - Cold

Gross floor area of building space:
820,418 Gross Square Metres

Floor area of laboratory space:
92,736 Square Metres

Floor area of healthcare space:
3,957 Square Metres

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
70,738 Square Metres

Additional documentation to support the submission :

Space data is based on classifications developed through Ontario’s common university reporting system and reported through the Council of Ontario Universities. For comparability with other institutions, Laboratory space included space classified by COU 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, and 3.2; Healthcare Space included COU Category 13.1 and 20.1; and other energy intensive space included areas classified for audio visual studios and storage, communications equipment rooms, computer equipment/hardware, electrical equipment, electrical/mechanical equipment, elevator equipment and elevators, food facilities, kitchenettes, large specialized equipment, laundry, mechanical equipment, printing/binding facilities, and projection/control rooms.

The data referenced here is for the most recent period for which information is available (2020). However, given the significant changes during 2020 due to the pandemic, many of the credits used in this report (for example OP2, 5, 18, and 21) use 2019 performance data to be more representative. This is further noted in the description of each of those credits.

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.