Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.42
Liaison Mary-Lee Townsend
Submission Date Feb. 1, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Western University
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 5.00 Connor Donald
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Total floor area of building space:
830,066.83 Square Metres

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 Metres
LEED O+M Gold or the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 0 Square Metres
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 Metres
LEED O+M Silver or at a step above minimum level under another 4 -or 5–tier GBC rating system 0 Square Metres
LEED O+M Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 0 Square Metres

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 Metres

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:
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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):
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A copy of the IAQ management policy or protocol:
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The website URL where the IAQ policy/protocol may be found:
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):
100

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

Western currently uses Enviro-Solutions cleaning products which are safer for the workplace and the natural environment. Their products are typically Green Seal certified and sport the Ecologo, an official mark licensed with Environment Canada.
The attached document presents the program and policy that has been in place sin 2013 for all buildings on campus (including LEED certified buildings)


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:

Western’s energy management program consists of the following:
o ASHRAE Level I and II audits
o Feasibility studies for deep energy retrofits
o Annual improvements and repairs on insulation for the steam and condensate systems (high pressure and low pressure)
o Real-time metering of electricity and steam at the building level
o Trend logs of 5-minute interval data for all building-level meters
o Lighting retrofits
o New constructions, renovations and site work subject to Western’s Sustainable Design Guideline, which specifies minimum performance on energy use
o Recommissioning
o Demand management
o Adding controls to fume hoods in research and teaching labs
o Maintenance to HVAC equipment as per manufacturer’s data sheets
o Equipment selection based on life cycle costs, not only capital costs and performance
o Optimizing chilled water distribution system (i.e., removing unnecessary pumps, removing bridges and installing energy valves on each building)


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:

Western’s water management program consists of the following:
o Real-time metering of water demand at the building level
o Trend logs of 5-minute interval data for all building-level meters
o Improvements to booster pump systems (e.g., replace water-cooled pumps)
o Removal of desktop cooling units in labs with recirculating
o New constructions, renovations and site work subject to Western’s Sustainable Design Guideline, which specifies maximum flows (e.g., litres per flush) for all water fixtures
o Replacement of water fixtures with low-flow alternatives


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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Although Western University has many LEED certified buildings on campus, there are no buildings that have LEED O+M certification. This is contrary to the 2014 application where some square footage was disclosed as LEED O+M certified.

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