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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
OP-5: Indoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Stefanie De Adder
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Floor area of building space covered by an indoor air quality (IAQ) management program that meets the criteria for this credit:
8,240,153 Square Feet

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

A brief description of the institution’s indoor air quality program(s) (including information about regular auditing or monitoring, mechanisms for occupants to register complaints, and action plans):

Western Environmental System (WES) is the most important tool at the Western campus that helps control energy consumption and is monitored 24 hours a day. It is an advanced HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) system that can remotely control campus air systems. This enables Facilities Management to schedule the shutdown of air-handling units in unoccupied areas; reduce energy usage during evenings and weekends and still maintain safe levels of air circulation and temperature.

Currently all buildings on campus, with the exception of the Biological and Geological Greenhouses, Solvent Storage Building, and the Photo Period Lab, are supported by WES. As well, new buildings are added as they go online.

If there are any complaints or an issue arises that needs to be reported, Western community members are encouraged to contact Client Services at extension 83304.


The website URL where information about the institution’s indoor air quality program(s) is available:

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.