Western was founded in 1878 and spans over 450 hectares of land. We take pride in our landscape and beautiful buildings. We strive to incorporate sustainability into the maintenance of our green spaces, as well as into the planning and design process of new buildings and renovations. This includes promoting energy conservation in the operation of facilities, provision of facilities and land to support alternate transportation arrangements, and the protection of natural and wetland areas throughout the campus. Building designs will recognize the use of buildings as learning tools and offer examples of sustainable designs for our students.