Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.92
Liaison Julien-Pierre Lacombe
Submission Date Nov. 14, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Ecole de Technologie Superieure
AC-8: Campus as a Living Laboratory

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Javier Beltran-Galindo
Mr
real estate asset management department
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Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Air & Climate?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Air & Climate:

-Analysis of the capacity of the extent of the mixed water loop and the capacity to store energy in the educational buildings;
-Project to recover energy lost in the steam reduction room with the possibility of heating domestic hot water, a project that reduces steam consumption;
-Studies to measure the performance indicators of electromechanical systems such as chillers, ventilation systems, air conditioners, humidifiers, steam exchangers, plate heat exchangers, heat wheels, energy recovery units, etc.
-Optimization of control sequences for all CVAC systems;
-Analysis of air quality used in classrooms, measurement of CO2 levels;
-Optimization of the onsite industrial composter;
-Study of energy consumption in student housing;
-Energy consumption balance in ÉTS buildings by considering occupancy and purpose;
-Analysis and balance of server room consumption by calculating the power usage effectiviness (PUE);
- Evaluation of the environmental footprint of the ventilation system in pavilion E
-Carbon assessment of the campus


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Buildings?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Buildings:

All projects described above refere to optmization, improvment and innovation of systems operating in buildings with the goal to rationalize ressources

-Project to recover energy lost in the steam reduction room with the possibility of heating domestic hot water, a project that reduces steam consumption;
-Studies to measure the performance indicators of electromechanical systems such as chillers, ventilation systems, air conditioners, humidifiers, steam exchangers, plate heat exchangers, heat wheels, energy recovery units, etc.
-Optimization of control sequences for all CVAC systems;
-Analysis and balance of server room consumption by calculating the power usage effectiviness (PUE);


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Energy?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Energy:

All projects described above refere to optmization, improvment and innovation of systems operating in buildings with the goal to rationalize ressources

-Analysis of the capacity of the extent of the mixed water loop and the capacity to store energy in the educational buildings;
-Project to recover energy lost in the steam reduction room with the possibility of heating domestic hot water, a project that reduces steam consumption;
-Studies to measure the performance indicators of electromechanical systems such as chillers, ventilation systems, air conditioners, humidifiers, steam exchangers, plate heat exchangers, heat wheels, energy recovery units, etc.
-Optimization of control sequences for all CVAC systems;
-Study of energy consumption in student housing;
-Energy consumption balance in ÉTS buildings by considering occupancy and purpose;
-Analysis and balance of server room consumption by calculating the power usage effectiviness (PUE);


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Food & Dining?:
No

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Food & Dining:
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Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Grounds?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Grounds:

For new constructions on the campus, some students graduation projects are about soil contamination of the land that will be under construction. Before the construction is undertaken, sudents assist experts in soil treatments sample to verify the level of contamination and treat it if needed.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Purchasing?:
No

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Purchasing:
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Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Transportation:

-Setup of the charging stations for electrics cars
-Study of the implementation of a fleet of self-service electric cars


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Waste?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Waste:

-Onsite industrial composter optimization
-Improvment of the waste management on the campus
-Recycling and reuse project of obsolet informatic equipments


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Water?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Water:

-Water consumption balance of buildings and by consumption source, comparison of data with similar buildings, recommendations on optimization, water meter data analysis
-Studies to measure the performance indicators of electromechanical systems such as chillers, ventilation systems, air conditioners, humidifiers, steam exchangers, plate heat exchangers, heat wheels, energy recovery units, etc.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Coordination & Planning?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Coordination & Planning:

Electricity demand management; prediction of energy consumption in buildings


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Diversity & Affordability?:
No

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Diversity & Affordability:
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Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Investment & Finance?:
No

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Investment & Finance:
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Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Public Engagement?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Public Engagement:

Projects with student clubs to reduce the ecological footprint of their activities; greening projects in the neighbourhood; projects with universities and non-profit organizations in soil contamination, energy efficiency, fairtrade campus projects, etc.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Wellbeing & Work?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Wellbeing & Work:

-Projects carried out on quality of life on campus; As part of the ING 500 course (Sustainable Development tools for Engineers), several semester projects were carried out on quality of life on campus over several semesters; the recommendations resulting from the work were forwarded to ÉTS employees and then a policy has been developped.
-Fair trade campus project


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to other areas (e.g. arts & culture or technology)?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to other areas:

Support to student clubs, for example the campus greening project with the GeniAle club, the CRABE group for bicycle repair and the involvement of members. LCA. The Real Estate Asset Management services (formerly the Equipment services) has always allowed undergraduate and graduate students, supervised by professors, to share data, access to control and accounting systems, access to facilities in order to make real projects. The recommendations and the results of the analysis, allow the optimization and improvement on the use of resources such as air, water and especially energy. It is an organizational culture, supported by the university administration. This has allowed us, since the development of the current campus, to have the lowest energy consumption rate for buildings of the same type and to apply members' knowledge, innovation and expertise in the field of energy efficiency in new and existing buildings.


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Using the campus as a living laboratory was a key action in the Sustainable action plan 2012-2015. Therefore, there are been over a hundred projects realized so it is not possible to keep record of all of them.

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