STARS 2.1

Western University

London, ON, CA


Rating Score Valid Through Liaison Submitted Executive Letter
Gold - expired 74.42 July 30, 2021 Mary-Lee Townsend Feb. 1, 2018 Download
Curriculum
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Western appeals to students with a broad world view, those seeking to study, engage with and eventually lead in the global community. Students from more than 100 countries share in classroom experiences that broaden personal ... read more
Credit Status
Academic Courses Complete
Learning Outcomes Complete
Undergraduate Program Complete
Graduate Program Complete
Immersive Experience Complete
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Complete
Incentives for Developing Courses Complete
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete
Research
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Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. From fundamental to applied discovery, its researchers advance knowledge that provides tangible benefits for the economic, social, health and cultural development of citizens in London, in ... read more
Credit Status
Research and Scholarship Complete
Support for Research Complete
Open Access to Research Complete
Campus Engagement
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Public Engagement
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Air & Climate
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In 2009, a new provincial Regulation was approved, mandating the quantification and reporting of GHG emissions starting in 2011. Western decided to act proactively and during summer 2010 conducted a comprehensive inventory of its GHG ... read more
Credit Status
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete
Outdoor Air Quality Complete
Buildings
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Western was founded in 1878 and spans over 450 hectares of land. We take pride in our landscape and beautiful buildings. We strive to incorporate sustainability into the maintenance of our green spaces, as well ... read more
Credit Status
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete
Building Design and Construction Complete
Energy
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Facilities Management has a multi-disciplinary team who works on conservation and efficiency projects with partners of Western. For the last 25 years, our experts have made improvements to the buildings and their systems to save ... read more
Credit Status
Building Energy Consumption Complete
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete
Food & Dining
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In 2007, Hospitality Services recognized the need to take responsibility and action with regards to being more sustainable. They quickly realized "Sustainability" encompasses so much. They realized they had influence in Western's day-to-day operations, personal ... read more
Credit Status
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete
Sustainable Dining Complete
Grounds
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Western was founded in 1878 and spans over 450 hectares of land. We take pride in our landscape and beautiful buildings. We strive to incorporate sustainability into the maintenance of our green spaces, as well ... read more
Credit Status
Landscape Management Complete
Biodiversity Complete
Purchasing
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Western acknowledges the potential negative environmental impacts associated with development. As a result, Western has committed to incorporating sustainable practices into all aspects of operations. In alignment with Western’s Policy on Environment and Sustainability, Procurement ... read more
Credit Status
Sustainable Procurement Complete
Electronics Purchasing Complete
Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing Complete
Office Paper Purchasing Complete
Transportation
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Western maintains that there needs to be safe and efficient networks to support pedestrian, bicycle and bus traffic as well as provide for visitor parking. Western’s campus-wide system of pathways and sidewalks provides good pedestrian ... read more
Credit Status
Campus Fleet Complete
Student Commute Modal Split Complete
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete
Waste
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Water
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Western University is committed to water conservation. We are currently undergoing an energy and water master plan in order to ensure we are taking a coordinated and integrated approach to water management on campus. Through ... read more
Credit Status
Water Use Complete
Rainwater Management Complete
Coordination & Planning
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Diversity & Affordability
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Investment & Finance
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Wellbeing & Work
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