STARS v2.1

McGill University

Montreal, QC, CA

Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Gold - expired 72.63 Kathleen Ng Aug. 22, 2016 Download
McGill's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are influenced by the GHG emissions per unit of energy. Electricity in Quebec produces the lowest GHG emissions per GJ of any province due to its primary reliance on hydroelectric-sources ... read more
Credit Status
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete
Outdoor Air Quality Complete
McGill University's downtown campus occupies 32 hectares within the Historic and Natural District of Mount Royal, a heritage zone created by the Government of Quebec in 2005. Most of the more than 100 buildings on ... read more
Credit Status
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete
Building Design and Construction Complete
McGill University's energy consumption is largely determined by the following key factors. (1) Age of the buildings: The average age of buildings at McGill University is 55 years, and 36% of its buildings were constructed ... read more
Credit Status
Building Energy Consumption Complete
Clean and Renewable Energy Not Pursuing
McGill's award-winning Food and Dining Services reinforce the university’s commitment towards sustainability through many different initiatives and practices, recognizing that sustainable practices are essential to safeguard our natural resources. we care deeply about our ... read more
Credit Status
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete
Sustainable Dining Complete
McGill University has devoted extensive time and resources to greening the grounds on the downtown campus by working to establish increased pedestrian zones, reduced impermeable surfaces, xeriscaping, improved biodiversity and increased green space. The prize-winning ... read more
Credit Status
Landscape Management Complete
Biodiversity Complete
McGill's Paper Use policy (approved 2005) governs paper use on campus, and our Procurement Policy (approved by the Board of Governors in 2013) includes requirements for sustainability. Procurement Services has adopted a sustainability strategy for ... read more
Credit Status
Sustainable Procurement Complete
Electronics Purchasing Complete
Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing Complete
Office Paper Purchasing Complete
McGill committed to reducing our water consumption through ongoing building renovations and in all future projects as per the McGill Green Building Standards. McGill is in the process of installing water meters on every entrance ... read more
Credit Status
Water Use Complete
Rainwater Management Complete
The McGill community is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity and strives to be welcoming and accessible to all. Below are examples of some of the actions McGill has taken to support this goal. Committees ... read more
Credit Status
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete
Assessing Diversity and Equity Complete
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete
Affordability and Access Complete
53% of McGill's investment managers have an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Policy and Signatory to the United Nations "Principles for Responsible Investment". McGill’s endowment has investments in sustainable funds: our holdings include companies ... read more
Credit Status
Committee on Investor Responsibility Complete
Sustainable Investment Complete
Investment Disclosure Complete

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