ÉTS is a Leader in Sustainable Development!

As a teaching and research establishment, ÉTS has long recognized its responsibilities to the next generation, the environment and society. That’s why, in 2008, the School adopted its sustainable development policy (in French). Since then, its concern for the impacts of its activities on the environment, the economy and society has not wavered.  And its actions have borne fruit! 

Concrete Achievements in Sustainable Development

  • In November 2018, ÉTS obtained STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) silver certification for the quality of its sustainable development achievements. The institution has distinguished itself especially in the inclusion of sustainability in curriculum and research and in the engagement of its community members. This certification guides ÉTS towards a continuous improvement process aimed at best practices in sustainability. Complete report
  • Phase IV of the university residences obtained the LEED Platinum certification in May 2018.
  • Since 2013, Open House Day at ÉTS has been a carbon-neutral event.
  • ÉTS is also a leader in energy efficiency within the university network (In French) and ranks among the best universities in North America in this regard.  Its campus is 64% more efficient than the average for Canadian educational institutions.
  • In 2015, it won the Leaders in Sustainable Transportation Continuity Prize (in French), which recognizes the efforts of organizations to implement sustainable transportation initiatives.
  • The main buildings of the campus are certified by Recyc-Québec’s “Ici, on recycle” (We Recycle Here) program (site in French).
  • Many of our courses, programs of study, teaching and research projects, and research chairs deal with renewable energies and energy efficiency.
  • Numerous ÉTS researchers are active within the Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en opérationnalisation du développement durable (CIRODD, the interdisciplinary centre for research into implementing sustainable development). ÉTS professor Mohamed Cheriet will become its Executive Director in spring 2019.  
  • ÉTS plans to obtain a STAR certification. The application was submitted in fall 2018.
Sustainable Development at ETS
15 chairs and 23 research units whose activities are related to sustainable development
64 courses in sustainable development across all level of study
64 courses in sustainable development across all level of study