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

STARS v2.2

Ecole de Technologie Superieure
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Julien-Pierre Lacombe
Mr
Sustainable office
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Carbon Neutrality at ÉTS (Scopes 1 & 2)

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

In 2019, ÉTS committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030. By 2021, this was achieved! ÉTS became the first carbon-neutral university in Montreal and the second in Quebec. However, it is the only one to do so by purchasing Gold Standard credits. ÉTS has achieved carbon neutrality for scopes 1 and 2 by adopting the approach: measure, reduce, offset. It has developed a unique and innovative system that allows it to not only offset its footprint through the purchase of Gold Standard certified carbon credits, but also to invest in research projects aimed at reducing GHG emissions (see FRECC in credit AC10). In addition, ÉTS is committed to maintaining its leadership in energy efficiency by continuing to develop major energy efficiency projects on its campus. Finally, ÉTS wishes to design future developments on its campus in a carbon-neutral manner. In addition, ÉTS is currently developing its Scope 3 emissions reduction strategy.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Research
Air & Climate
Energy

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Researchers in Sustainability

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

Research on various sustainable development issues is very important at ÉTS. No less than 42% of its professor-researchers have expertise and carry out research related to sustainable development. The themes are vast and diversified, for example energy efficiency, renewable energies, sustainable buildings, sustainable mobility, technologies for reducing GHG emissions, sustainable procurement, the circular economy, climate change modelling, hydrology, environmental engineering fields (water, air, soil, waste management, etc.), responsible aeronautics, sustainable information and communication technologies (Sustainable ICT), urban agriculture, etc. ÉTS is proud to be a monofaculty engineering university that is also involved in sustainable development. We make a strong and concrete contribution to engineering for society and the environment.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Research
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
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STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
Creation of the Sustainable Development Team

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

In 2020, ÉTS created the Sustainable Development Team. It is composed of a sustainability officer, a sustainable development communication advisor and at least two interns each year. It reports directly to the Secretary General, who is one of ÉTS's senior managers.In doing so, ÉTS has confirmed the strategic importance of sustainable development for the organization, its desire for the team to have a cross-cutting influence and its desire to become a committed leader in the field. Since its inception, value-added projects have multiplied and the internal and external reputation is very good.The SD Knowledge and Culture Survey (EN6) revealed that over 86% of the ÉTS community members find the university's sustainable practices good, excellent or exemplary!


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement
Coordination & Planning

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
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STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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