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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 Gold
Overall Score 67.42
Liaison Beverley Ayeni
Submission Date Oct. 6, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Western University
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Endowment size:
431,853,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
478 Acres

IECC climate region:
Cold

Locale:
Large city

Gross floor area of building space:
8,254,478 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:
---

Floor area of laboratory space:
2,902,372 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
465,016 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
1,456,643 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
2,645,524 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Geothermal 0
Hydro 40.85
Natural gas 0
Nuclear 55.67
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 0
Other (please specify and explain below) 3.49

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:

Ontario Power Generation reports using 3.49% thermal energy which is composed of a combination of oil, natural gas, biomass and coal (prior to the Ontario coal phase out). For more information please refer to OPG.com or www.opg.com/generating-power/thermal/Pages/thermal.aspx


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 2
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 98
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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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.