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

Western University
PAE-3: Physical Campus Plan

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's physical campus plan include sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the physical campus plan or amendment includes sustainability:

As stated in the Western's 2007 Campus Master Plan:
"This Plan is as much about conservation as expansion – the thoughtful and responsible use of all Western’s space to preserve the beauty and integrity of one of Canada’s truly distinctive university campuses"
- In planning the campus of the future, the University will incorporate sustainability of the environment in the planning and design process
- Promote energy conservation in the operation of facilities
- Provide facilities to support alternate transportation arrangements
- Protect natural and wetland areas throughout the campus
- Use green-building designs, such as the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion, as learning tools as well as learning environments
- Provide examples of sustainable designs for our students
- Offer a transportation strategy designed to provide
attractive alternatives to the use of automobiles on- and through campus that supports pedestrians, bicycles and public transit
- Future planning include preservation of the grounds and
development of a Landscape Plan that include the allocation of lands for the Arboretum, and enhancement of courtyards and other spaces while trying to use species native to Southwestern Ontario whenever considering new planting/landscaping
- In the development of plans for new facilities, the preservation of trees needs to be a critical part of the planning. When it is necessary to remove trees, they will be replaced in numbers equal to or greater than the trees being removed


The year the physical campus plan was developed or adopted:
2,007

The website URL where the physical campus plan is available:

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