Sustainability

Energy & Climate

Level 1 (1 point each)

StatusLevel OnePoints
Our computers, monitors, copiers, printers, and scanners are shut off at night or when not in use. 0
We have enabled sleep mode on all copiers, printers and scanners after 30 minutes (maximum) of inactivity. 0
Our computers have been set to conserve energy by using available 'eco-friendly' options; or, by enabling the 'sleep' mode after 10 minutes (maximum) of inactivity, and by dimming screen brightness. 0
We have labels on all light switches to remind staff to turn off the lights (Poster – Please Switch Me Off!). 0
All of our lights are compact fluorescent lights (CFL) or light-emitting diodes (LED) (Did you know – Lights). *Email sustainability@uwo.ca to inquire about new light bulbs. 0
Total Points0
Total Possible Points5

Level 2 (3 points each)

StatusLevel TwoPoints
Our colleagues use the stairs instead of the elevator whenever possible. 0
Our colleagues have calculated their individual carbon footprint (Did you know - Carbon Footprint). 0
Our lights are turned off when not in use as well as during the night; including within common areas, kitchens, storage rooms, and conference rooms. 0
We have sent email correspondence, approved by senior management, to our staff stating that phone or video conferencing is preferred whenever possible over business travel. 0
We make sure all small appliances such as kettles, microwaves, and coffee machines are unplugged at night. 0
Our electronic devices such as computers, monitors, printers, copiers and scanners are unplugged every night or turned off via power bars. 0
Total Points0
Total Possible Points18

Level 3 (5 points each)

StatusLevel ThreePoints
At our office there is a centralized printer and no unecessary individual printers. 0
During cooler temperatures (<15°C) and warmer temperatures (>25°C), we make sure all windows are properly shut. 0
During winter, we adjust our thermostats to 21°C or lower and during the summer to 23°C or higher. *If you do not have individual thermostats, contact Client Services at Extension 83304 to inquire about adjusting the temperature of your office (Did you know - Air Conditioning at Western). 0
At our office, we make sure blinds are closed at night to preserve warm air in the winter and cool air in the summer. 0
Our colleagues have a natural plant at their desk area to improve indoor air quality and well-being (Did you know - Natural Plants at Work). No natural light at your desk? Try growing Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana); this plant prefers low lighting. 0
Total Points0
Total Possible Points25
Category Total0
Category Possible25