Facilities Management

Energy & Water

Energy & Water

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:

Electric & Hybrid Vehicles

Electric & hybrid vehicles

FM has invested in both a hybrid car and electric vehicles reinforcing a commitment to alternative fuels and reducing carbon footprint.

Electric vehicles:


Solar Powered LED Lamps

Solar panels

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.

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New Faucets in Residences

Residence faucets

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.

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Bottle Refill Stations

Bottle Refill

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.

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