Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 84.99
Liaison Pierre Lemay
Submission Date Dec. 12, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Université Laval
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Pierre Lemay
Development Advisor
Office of the Vice Rector, External and International Affairs and Health
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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:

Université Laval aligns its practices with the municipal prohibiting idling regulation. Signs are present at each building’s delivery platform. Moreover, the University is replacing gradually all gasoline vehicles by other hybrid or electric type.

Since September 2019, all full time students have access to the public transit U-Pass (universal pass = Laissez-passer universitaire). The fees of the pass is included in the academic fees at 50% of the regular price. This program has been created by the student associations in partnership with the university and the two local transit operators. For more information : https://www.ulaval.ca/etudiants-actuels/etudes/laissez-passer-universitaire

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) 49.77 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 5.03 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 17.16 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.65 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 ---

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

All sampling methods used for this characterization are recommended by MDDELCC in its “Sampling Guide for Environmental Analysis.” http://www.ceaeq.gouv.qc.ca/documents/publications/echantillonnage.htm

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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