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

STARS v2.2

Université de Montréal
IN-26: Nitrogen Footprint

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.50 Julie Talbot
Associate Professor
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A copy of the institution's nitrogen footprint:

Website URL where the institution's nitrogen footprint is available:

Are the following included in the institution’s nitrogen footprint?:
Yes, No, or N/A
Utilities Yes
Food consumption Yes
Food production Not applicable
Fertilizer use No
Transportation Yes
Research animals Yes

Year the institution’s nitrogen footprint was completed or last updated:

A brief description of the methodology or tool used to calculate the institution’s nitrogen footprint:

The institutional's nitrogen footprint has been calculated using the Sustainability Indicator Management and Analysis Platform (SIMAP,https://unhsimap.org).

Moreover, the methodology behind all calculations is based following the Nitrogen Footprint Tool (NFT) developed by Leach and al. (2013).

Categorization of the institutional N footprint is divided into 3 scopes, which are determined by the level of control of emission sources.

Scope 1: - On-campus stationary sources (propane, natural gas).
- On-campus fuel use including transport from the institutional's fleet.
- Waste from research animals only.

Scope 2: - Purchased electricity from the provincial energy state-owner (Hydro-Québec).

Scope 3: - Non-local travel including business and sports travel, student travel.
- Commuting travel including light rail subway and public transport.
- Food consumption and production from the institution's food center and cafés.
- Wastewater treatment

*Affiliated schools (engineering and business schools), teaching hospitals and health care centers are excluded from the analysis.

Leach AM, Majidi AN, Galloway JN, et al. 2013, Toward institutional sustainability: A nitrogen footprint model for a university. Sus J Record;6(4):211-219.

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