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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.

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Liaison Beverley Ayeni
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Western University
OP-T2-14: Lighting Sensors

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Brandon Watson
Communications and Training Officer
Physical Plant and Capital Planning Services
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Does the institution use motion, infrared, and/or light sensors to reduce energy use for lighting in at least one building?:
Yes

A brief description of the technology used:

Whenever an area is renovated, Western explores the possibility of installing occupancy or vacancy sensors. The sensors are a combination of ultrasonic and infrared technologies that provide occupants the most effective control over lighting. These sensors are in place at the D. B. Weldon Library and the Clinical Skills Facility.

A program is being introduced across campus to harvest daylight by using daylight sensors and auto-dimming features. This helps to reduce in-door lighting without compromising levels of lighting for safety. McIntosh Gallery is one of the buildings where this technology can be found.


The website URL where information about the institution's use of the technology is available:

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