Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.42
Liaison Dave Cano
Submission Date Feb. 1, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Western University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Connor Donald
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
129,239 Square Metres

Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
0 Square Metres

Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified at each level under a rating system for design and construction used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) :
Certified Floor Area
LEED BD+C Platinum or at the highest achievable level under another rating system 0 Square Metres
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 37,909 Square Metres
Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g. BREEAM, CASBEE, DGNB, Green Star) 0 Square Metres
LEED BD+C Silver or at a step above minimum level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 68,537 Square Metres
LEED BD+C Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 9,875 Square Metres

Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a non-GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g. Green Globes NC, Certified Passive House):
0 Square Metres

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
90.00

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list of certified buildings and ratings:

In 2008, Western established an operational policy that all new building construction and retrofits will achieve a minimum LEED Silver certification. In 2014, this policy was revised to say: "Best efforts should be made to undertake design and construction at a level to achieve a minimum of LEED silver certification, noting there may be renovation projects where this is not achievable without significant additional expenditures. In this case, the Vice-President (Resources & Operations) shall have the final recommendation. This statement does not mean that formal certification will be sought."

Currently, Western has 6 LEED New Construction building on campus:

o Richard Ivey School of Business (LEED Gold)
o Music Building renovation (LEED Gold)
o Ontario Hall Residence (LEED Silver)
o Public Health and Family Medicine (LEED Silver)
o Stevenson-Lawson Halls (LEED Silver)
o Physics and Astronomy (LEED Certified)

Buildings that underwent construction within the previous 5 years (2012-2017) with no certification:
- New Academic Building

The Collider also received LEED certification in 2015. However, this building is part of the Advanced Manufacturing Park, a collaboration with other external organizations and over which Western does not have full operational control. Therefore, the building was not included in the square footage count.


Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space that is NOT certified, but that was designed and constructed in accordance with published green building guidelines and policies:
139,048.19 Square Metres
+ Date Revised: Aug. 29, 2018

A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
The green building guidelines or policies:
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Do the green building guidelines or policies cover the following?:
Yes or No
Impacts on the surrounding site (e.g. guidelines to reuse previously developed land, protect environmentally sensitive areas, and otherwise minimize site impacts) Yes
+ Date Revised: Aug. 29, 2018
Energy consumption (e.g. policies requiring a minimum level of energy efficiency for buildings and their systems) Yes
+ Date Revised: Aug. 29, 2018
Building-level energy metering Yes
Use of environmentally preferable materials (e.g. guidelines to minimize the life cycle impacts associated with building materials) Yes
Indoor environmental quality (i.e. guidelines to protect the health and comfort of building occupants) Yes
+ Date Revised: Aug. 29, 2018
Water consumption (e.g. requiring minimum standards of efficiency for indoor and outdoor water use) Yes
Building-level water metering Yes

A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

The Green Building guidelines are the ones used under LEED (v2009), for all new construction and major renovations. Although the FIMS/Nursing building did not target certification, the design of the building was done with the guidelines in mind. Commissioning activities were performed as usual with this project.

+ Date Revised: Aug. 29, 2018

A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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List of buildings that were built or have undergone major renovations/constructions in the past 5 years (2012-2017):

- Delaware Hall Residence (LEED Silver)
- Richard Ivey School of Business (LEED Gold)
- Music Building renovation (LEED Gold)
- Ontario Hall Residence (LEED Silver)
- Public Health and Family Medicine (LEED Silver)
- Stevenson-Lawson Halls (LEED Silver)
- Physics and Astronomy (LEED Certified)
- New Academic Building (Not Certfied)

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