Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.78
Liaison Luc Surprenant
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2019

STARS v2.2

Universite de Montreal
IN-19: Green Laboratory Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Olivier Leogane
Chemical Risk Management Consultant
Directorate for Prevention and Security - Health and safety
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Does the institution have or participate in a green laboratory program?:
Yes

Does the institution’s green laboratory program address the following?:
Yes or No
Energy conservation and efficiency, e.g., fume hood ("shut the sash") and freezer maintenance programs Yes
Water conservation and efficiency Yes
Chemical use and disposal Yes
Materials management, e.g., green purchasing guidelines and recycling and reuse programs Yes
Training for lab users on sustainable practices Yes

A brief description of the institution's green laboratory program:

The aim of this project is to provide simple tools and clear incentives for environmentally-responsible management of research laboratories and related offices, and to provide support in the implementation, monitoring, and recognition of these eco-friendly actions. "My EcoLabo" aims to reduce our environmental footprint and improve our working conditions, without compromising the research conducted in the laboratories. All at lower costs.

-Extinguishing lights and monitors when leaving.

-Reduction of water consumption by the installation of closed water cooling systems.

-Reduction of chemical and solid wastes
• Use of laboratory glassware instead of disposable plastic containers
• Solvent re-use

Waste recycling
• Recycling of paper / plastic / metal / electronic devices

-Use of products that are safer and less toxic to health and the environment.

-Training is offered for free and one meeting is organized every three months.Also, the lab ecoleaders share an institutional exchange platform for training and documentation.


Website URL where information about the green laboratory program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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