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

École de Technologie Supérieure
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Julien-Pierre Lacombe
Sustainable office
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
Regional: Sustainable Montreal 2016-2020: Sustainable development plan for the Montreal community, ÉTS is an official partner Provincial: Sustainability Network of Québec's Universities. Canada sustainable building Council - Quebec Chapter CIRODD : Interdisciplinary Research Centre for the Operationalization of Sustainable Development Écotech Québec: Québec's Clean Technology Cluster National : Canada sustainable building Council

Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
ÉTS professors, employees and managers regularly participate in sustainable development events as speakers. Here are some examples: Professor René Jr Landry acted as an expert and speaker at a working session entitled "Enabling air mobility in urban environment" at the 2018 edition of Movin' On, the world summit on sustainable mobility. He presented an overview of the current situation and made recommendations to make Urban Air Mobility more operational. Professor Mohamed Cheriet produced a conference entitled "Smart Reidence Model for Sustainable City Development" at the ICLEI 2018 World Congress - Local governments for sustainability. Professor and director of academic affairs, research and partnerships, Charles Despins presented as keynote speaker a conference entitled "Sustainability in a connected world: the IEEE Green ICT initiative" at the 31st Canadian Conference on Electrical & Computer Engineering - Innovation for a better world.

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
The professor Mohamed Cheriet is the new general director of the Interdisciplinary research centre in operationnalisation of sustainable development (CIRODD). Many ÉTS professors, students and employees take part in this strategic groupment of reference. RUQDD: ÉTS is part of The Réseau universitaire québécois en développement durable (RUQDD: Sustainability Network of Québec's Universities). This comittee brings together all the sustainability officers of all major universities of Québec. They meet on a regular basis and benchmark and exchange information on the best practices.

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:
The sustainability officer and his intern reviewed and gave feedback on the sustainability literacy assessment of the University of Montreal that they developped for their next soumission for STARS.

Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:
As part of the development of the STARS application file, counterparts from the 5 Quebec universities were consulted to discuss the methodologies adopted and best practices. ÉTS, through the leadership of its student sustainable development committee (Tributerre), actively participated in the Park(ing) Day inter-university event with 5 other Montreal universities. This event aims to use parking spaces creatively for a day to bring awareness to the community that parking spaces occupy spaces that are part of our living environment and could be used differently. In addition, dozens of professors have ongoing research projects with universities around the world, many of which have a direct impact on the sustainable development of campuses.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.