Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.42
Liaison Mary-Lee Townsend
Submission Date Feb. 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Western University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Connor Donald
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education)
CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council)
OAPPA (Ontario Association of Physical Plant Administrators)

Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

OCUSP (Ontario College and Universities Sustainability Professionals)

Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

ERAPPA 2016 Conference. Topic: Western's Energy Dashboard (October 16 - 19, 2017)
In 2012, Western University developed in-house a one-of-a-kind energy dashboard. It provides real-time and historical information on utilities consumed within Western's buildings. It is used in demand management initiatives, project and campus planning, competitions between residences, research and education. The presentation will cover materials for beginners and experts alike.
Presenter: Mary Quintana, Energy & Environment Specialist

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

Western submitted a case study for the AASHE Awards, for its Water Management program. This case study was also sent to the Ontario Water Works Association, and it received the 2016 Water Efficiency Award for our decrease in water use intensity by 18% over three years, thanks to the installation of water meters and low-flow faucets and fixtures

Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Paul Martin- OAPPA President and ERAPPA Vice President, Technology & Communications

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

Yes. Cap & Trade negotiations with the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change and establishing a favourable program for Ontario Universities in collaboration with the University of Toronto.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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