Facilities Management has a multi-disciplinary team who works on conservation and efficiency projects with partners of Western. For the last 25 years, our experts have made improvements to the buildings and their systems to save both water and energy. A few of our initiatives include:
FM has invested in both a hybrid car and electric vehicles reinforcing a commitment to alternative fuels and reducing carbon footprint.Electric vehicles:
The University Student Council (USC), in partnership with FM, installed two solar powered LED lamps on campus in the summer of 2012. The project cost $16,000 and is an initiative genereated as a a result of the USC's 2010 Student Legacy Fund Challenge.Quick facts:
In compliance with O.Reg 397/11, Western University willfully completes and posts a summary of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Click here for the most recent report.
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Referencing the regulation; On or before July 1 of each year after 2013, every public agency shall submit to the Minister, publish on its website and intranet site, if it has either or both, and make available to the public in printed form at its head office the public agency’s Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emission Template for operations conducted in the year following the year to which the last annual Template related. O. Reg. 397/11, s. 5 (7).
Western's utility supplier, Union Gas, delivered hundreds of shower heads, kitchen sink aerators, and bathroom aerators for a program directed at campus residences. These new faucets use about 30% less water compared to previous fixtures.Project facts:
EZ H2O Bottle Filling Stations are being installed and can be retrofitted to many current water fountains on campus. The initiative encourages the use of resuable water bottles, minimizing disposable plastic waste in the environment.Key features: