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SPF: Materials

Materials Analysis Tool (SP0031)

Status: ONGOING February 2011 - present

McGill University’s Materials Analysis Tool (MAT) is a free online ranking system that distills manufacturer information to assist in the selection of building products that are more cost effective, healthy and environmentally responsible.

Bellairs Recycling Program (SP0030)

Status: COMPLETED March 2011 - May 2011

The project will inherently contribute to building a culture of sustainability at Bellairs because it will be used and visible to all guests and visitors of Bellairs, as well as promoted by the Bellairs employees.

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Mac Water Bottle Refill Station (SP0029)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2011

The Mac Water Bottle Refill Station was a pilot project put in the Macdonald Stwerat building on Mac Campus on 2009 to encourage students to bring their own water bottles for refill in a more convenient station. The pilot was so successful that there are now several more refill stations all over the McGill campus. As of January 31st 2013, more than 55,000 water bottles have been filled from these stations.

Hazardous Waste Minimization (SP0025)

Status: COMPLETED June 2010 - August 2010

Summary from the initial application: In an effort to properly characterize hazardous material and reduce the amount of hazardous waste sent for incineration (thus minimizing costs related to disposal), a student would be hired to be in charge of three different projects:

Fluorescent Lamps Disposal (SP0024)

Status: COMPLETED January 2011 - May 2011

Fluorescent tubes are the principal source of lighting at our university. Every year we change thousands of burned tubes and replace them with new ones. On average the University buys 82 000 linear feet of tubes per year (according to stats from 2006). We can assume that the same amount is going for disposal. 

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Hitting the Benchmark (SP0023)

Status: COMPLETED December 2010 - March 2011

“Hitting the Benchmark” aims to create  a unique bench made of reclaimed materials for McGill’s lower-campus. With a short time-frame, low cost, and manageable scale, “Hitting the Benchmark” is designed as a pilot project to inspire further small-scale urban interventions on campus.

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High-Density Bike Racks (SP0021)

Status: COMPLETED September 2010 - April 2011

Our project consist of producing a high density bike rack prototype back in April 2011. Our team consist of four McGill Alumni and we designed the original rack to be modular and space efficient, while having curve that makes it conveniently easy to park bicycles vertically.

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Campus "Big Hanna" Composter (SP0018)

Status: COMPLETED May 2010 - August 2011

This project will separate an organic waste stream from McGill Food & Dining Services (FDS) which will then be processed and used as compost at McGill University's downtown campus.

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Food Waste Processor for In-Vessel Composting (SP0009)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2010

The mission is to offer MFDS an enjoyable and memorable dining at the McGill community through food destinations distinctly that reflect the culinary creativity and the essence of Montreal.