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LEEDing Change (SP0146)

Status: ONGOING Summer 2015 - present

The LEEDing change project aims to update building standards at McGill by reviewing existing practices and institutionalizing cultural change with key stakeholders so that building to green building standards becomes ‘business as usual’ instead of additional, optional work.

 

McGill University Student Uses Pulse Energy API to Create the McGill Energy Map

To encourage more active commuting among McGill staff

Published on July 14, 2014 | Pulse Energy News

by: Meena Mohan

Flexibility and configurability are two of our guiding principles when it comes to developing great, user friendly software.

Published: 16Jul2014

Global shift to greener economies happening because of economic benefits, panelists say

The global transition to clean energy is underway and Canada is lagging, experts speaking at the Broadbent Institute's Progress Summit said Saturday.

Published on March 29, 2014 | The Hill Times
by Laura Ryckewaert

Published: 1Apr2014

CodeJam (SP0116)

Status: COMPLETED October 2013 - Novmeber 2013

Electric Grounds Equipment (SP0109)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2013

This project makes use of resources from the SPF to purchase battery-operated equipment for the McGill Grounds Department, replacing the current gas-powered maintenance equipment, such as leaf blowers. Along with a reduction in air and noise pollution, the new equipment will be safer for the employees, who have responded enthusiastically to the change.

Reducing Chemical Lab Waste (SP0102)

Status: COMPLETED December 2014

The 'Reducing Lab Chemical Waste' project takes an interdisciplinary (managerial, chemical and educational) approach to minimize the total output of chemical waste produced by the McGill Chemistry Department. Two students in separate labs will monitor the waste output of their work and extrapolate data to develop a model for waste segregation that can be applied  to other labs in the future.

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