Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.63
Liaison Karen Oberer
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2016
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STARS v2.1

McGill University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jerome Conraud
Energy Manager
Facilities Operations & Development, Div. of Univ. Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have policies and/or guidelines in place to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources on campus?:

A brief description of the policies and/or guidelines to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources:

McGill's Five-Year Energy Management Plan. Though air containment release levels have not been computed for the baseline year (FY02-03), the consumption levels of fossil fuels for the performance year (calendar 2013) were all below: natural gas (-10%), heating oil
grade #2 (-98%), and propane (-30%).

Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary campus sources or else verified that no such emissions are produced?:

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 52.39 Metric tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.39 Metric tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 25.14 Metric tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.22 Metric tons
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) ---
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) ---
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 1.61 Metric tons

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

Calculation methodologies defined by the federal and provincial reporting schemes we have to report to (Canada's National Pollutant Reporting Inventory, Québec's Inventaire québécois des émissions atmosphériques). Emission factors defined by Natural Resources Canada and Québec's Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte aux changements climatiques). Activities based on invoices.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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We assume the unit used for emissions is metric tonnes.

We assume the unit used for emissions is metric tonnes.

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