Environmental audit on the Mapping Analysis and Design (MAD)

TitleEnvironmental audit on the Mapping Analysis and Design (MAD)
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsMaric, R.
Keywordsenvironmental audit

The scope of this project is directed towards an environmental audit rather that a waste audit. The purpose of conducting an environmental audit is to determine an on-site evaluation and to see if an area is complying with the standards set up by the local authority in charge of such standards.

The environmental audit should not be confused with an Environmental Management System (EMS) audit. An EMS audit is just a practical way to monitor the implementation of management policies and not an overall environmental evaluation of an area. The purpose of this study is to conduct a one-time on-site inspection of the three separate labs located in the Mapping Analysis and Design (MAD) floor of the Environmental Studies (ES 2) building. The three areas inspected were: Studio/Student Darkroom/Photography lab; Environmental Studies Workshop; and the Ecology Lab. The on site evaluation consisted of determining what, if any, hazardous chemicals were being used, was the area environmentally friendly (The three R’s), and if the areas were in compliance with the University’s policies and Provincial regulations. This report consists of a description of the legislative requirements, the study area, methodology, results of the on-site environmental evaluation of the three areas, and an overall summary of the evaluation of the MAD floor in general… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca