Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.11
Liaison Jean-Michel Champagne
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2021

STARS v2.2

HEC Montréal
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Jean-Michel Champagne
Sustainable Development Officer
Infrastructure - Sustainability Office
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Level of ”Physical Risk Quantity” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Low

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 43,348 Cubic Metres 42,835 Cubic Metres

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 43,348 Cubic Metres 42,835 Cubic Metres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period March 1, 2019 Feb. 28, 2020
Baseline Period Oct. 1, 2017 Sept. 30, 2018

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:

Baseline period refers to the first 12 months following the installation of water meters - no data are available before this date. Performance year ends in February 2019, before COVID-19 lockdown.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 0 0
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 8,881 8,804
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,267 1,341
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 7,611 7,608.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 43,348 Cubic Metres 42,835 Cubic Metres

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
0

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 109,004 Gross Square Metres 109,004 Gross Square Metres

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 0.40 Cubic Metres / GSM 0.39 Cubic Metres / GSM

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
0

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 3 Hectares 3 Hectares

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 14,449.33 Cubic Metres / Hectare 14,278.33 Cubic Metres / Hectare

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
0

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

No special water reduction project were conducted during this period.


A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

Most of the site landscaping consist of grass and forest, and there are no irrigation systems in place. Cooling tower water treatment is optimized to reduce water consumption.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

No recent projects were conducted, most faucets are already high-efficiency. There are no invoicing for potable water in Montréal - property owner pays a water tax based on property value rather than water consumption. It is thereof impossible to conduct water-saving projects before the end of life of equipment such as toilets or faucets.


Website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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