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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.51
Liaison Mat Thijssen
Submission Date Nov. 6, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Waterloo
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Mat Thijssen
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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Endowment size:
376,900,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
1,125 Acres

Locale:
Large city

IECC climate zone:
6 - Cold

Gross floor area of building space:
8,399,499.09 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
1,072,882 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
42,904.95 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
688,696.52 Square Feet

Additional documentation to support the submission :
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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 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 and complete the Data Inquiry Form.