Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.07
Liaison Julien-Pierre Lacombe
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Ecole de Technologie Superieure
OP-18: Waste Minimization and Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.69 / 8.00 Noé Peres
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real estate asset management department
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Figures needed to determine total waste generated (and diverted):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Materials recycled 83.23 Tons 103.62 Tons
Materials composted 38.92 Tons 43.90 Tons
Materials donated or re-sold 0 Tons 0 Tons
Materials disposed through post-recycling residual conversion 0 Tons 0 Tons
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator 117.24 Tons 135.90 Tons
Total waste generated 239.39 Tons 283.42 Tons

A brief description of the residual conversion facility:
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Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period May 1, 2019 April 30, 2020
Baseline Period May 1, 2017 April 30, 2018

A brief description of when and why the waste generation baseline was adopted:

It has been adopted for STARS 2018 submission. We selected the fiscal year for which there was the most data available and which was the most reliable.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1,156 1,100
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 24 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 8,075 8,098
Full-time equivalent of employees 945 1,233
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 7,078 7,273.25

Total waste generated per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total waste generated per weighted campus user 0.03 Tons 0.04 Tons

Percentage reduction in total waste generated per weighted campus user from baseline:
13.21

Percentage of materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator by recycling, composting, donating or re-selling, performance year:
51.03

Percentage of materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator (including up to 10 percent attributable to post-recycling residual conversion):
51.03

In the waste figures reported above, has the institution recycled, composted, donated and/or re-sold the following materials?:
Yes or No
Paper, plastics, glass, metals, and other recyclable containers Yes
Food Yes
Cooking oil Yes
Plant materials Yes
Animal bedding No
White goods (i.e. appliances) Yes
Electronics Yes
Laboratory equipment Yes
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste Yes
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets Yes
Tires Yes
Other (please specify below) Yes

A brief description of other materials the institution has recycled, composted, donated and/or re-sold:

Paint, batteries, fluorescent tubes, ink cartridges, etc.


Materials intended for disposal but subsequently recovered and reused on campus, performance year:
0 Tons

Does the institution use single stream recycling to collect standard recyclables in common areas?:
No

Does the institution use dual stream recycling to collect standard recyclables in common areas?:
No

Does the institution use multi-stream recycling to collect standard recyclables in common areas?:
Yes

Average contamination rate for the institution’s recycling program:
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A brief description of any recycling quality control mechanisms employed:

Maintenance employees are trained to recognize contamination when collecting bags (PVM, MRO, Paper/Cardboard). A detailed characterization is also planned for 2022. For more details, see RMMP: https://www.etsmtl.ca/ets/a-propos/le-developpement-durable-ets


A brief description of the institution's waste-related behavior change initiatives:

Important and behavioural change information is regularly communicated to the community. For more details, see the Residual Materials Management Policy (RMMP): https://www.etsmtl.ca/ets/a-propos/le-developpement-durable-ets


A brief description of the institution's waste audits and other initiatives to assess its materials management efforts and identify areas for improvement:

Drafting of a RMMP and an action plan in RMM, for more details see RMMP: https://www.etsmtl.ca/ets/a-propos/le-developpement-durable-ets


A brief description of the institution's procurement policies designed to prevent waste:
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A brief description of the institution's surplus department or formal office supplies exchange program that facilitates reuse of materials:
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A brief description of the institution's platforms to encourage peer-to-peer exchange and reuse:
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A brief description of the institution's limits on paper and ink consumption:

ÉTS's printers are set up by default to print double-sided and in shades of black.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to make materials available online by default rather than printing them:

Many technological tools are available for employees and students to share and use information without printing (Intranet, Office 360, M-Files...).


A brief description of the institution's program to reduce residence hall move-in/move-out waste:

Wastes generated by moving are already very limited because appartments are rented fully-furnished.


A brief description of the institution's programs or initiatives to recover and reuse other materials intended for disposal:

All surplus assets go through a process that promotes reuse, donation or sale. Goods are recycled/discarded only as a last resort.


Website URL where information about the institution’s waste minimization and diversion efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Although we used 2016-2017 as the baseline year in the 2018 STARS file, we wish to change the baseline year to 2017-2018 because we have since developed a more reliable, representative, and true-to-life data collection and data entry methodology.

The new baseline year represents the earliest year for which the most reliable data is available. For the performance year, it is the most recent year that was not affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.