Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.48
Liaison Emmanuelle Jodoin
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Université de Sherbrooke
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lucie Durand
Institutional Research Advisor
Management - Support Service
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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:

An anti-idling regulation for vehicles equipped with combustion engines has been in effect at the Université de Sherbrooke since 2013. The regulation provides that, after three minutes, drivers of immobilized combustion vehicles must shut down the engine. A minimum fine of $150 is imposed to offenders.

The University’s regulation is applied according to the City of Sherbrooke’s municipal by-law (Chapitre 6 – Marche au ralenti du moteur des véhicules) related to vehicle engine idling, which objective is to preserve clean air quality through the control of idling periods of vehicles engines.

Since the adoption of its Sustainable Development Policy in 2005, the Université de Sherbrooke has been firmly committed to improve air quality and minimize air pollutants.

Finally, the 2018-2022 Sustainable Mobility Strategy illustrates the capacity for innovation and the Université de Sherbrooke's determination to find tangible solutions, including minimizing mobile emissions. The Strategy makes it possible to intensify the University’s efforts to that regard, mobilize the community and integrate, in the same approach, the various actions put forward.

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) 5,395 Tonnes
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.92 Tonnes
Carbon monoxide (CO) 4,384 Tonnes
Particulate matter (PM) 0.33 Tonnes
Ozone (O3) 0 Tonnes
Lead (Pb) 0 Tonnes
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 Tonnes
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tonnes
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0.29 Tonnes

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

The Université de Sherbrooke's air emissions report was produced using the Clean Air/Cool Planet 4.0 computer tool in accordance with Canada's National Pollutant Release Inventory and is based on 2018 stationary campus sources data.

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