Axis 2 - Infrastructures and vital functions

Infrastructures and vital functions

Our ambition is to become an environmental role model in both our operational activities and our infrastructure, with practices in alignment with the social, environmental, cultural and economic challenges of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our initiatives focus namely on food, mobility, energy, along with many others. 

Axis 2 and its projects 

In 2020, an in-depth strategic reflection on sustainability issues was launched within our institution. This resulted in four strategic pillars, the second of which relates to our infrastructure and vital functions. 

In October 2021, four projects were launched, each composed of a multidisciplinary project team and combining different profiles (students, teachers, administrative staff, researchers, members of the management committee, etc.). 



  • Reduction in gas energy consumption on the Montgomery campus: -33% in 2022 and -24% in 2023, leading to a reduction in carbon footprint : -36T of CO2 in 2022 and -17.5T of CO2 in 2023.
  • Reduction in electricity energy consumption on the Montgomery campus: -27% in 2023, resulting in a reduction in carbon footprint of -44.5T of CO2 in 2023.
  • Co-creation and dissemination of a policy for international travel promoting soft mobility.
  • Installation of an educational apiary (2 beehives) in partnership with Ferme d'Anjou and the bakery/day center for extraordinary people, Artos.
  • Procurement of responsible institution-branded merchandise.
  • Greening of the Montgomery campus terrace
  • Conducting an energy audit for the Montgomery and Anjou campuses.
  • Organization of a participatory event on campus spaces for the future sustainable renovation of the Anjou campus
  • Organization of a "Car Free Campus" day
  • Carrying out an audit on our mobility practices
  • Launch of a carpooling application for ICHEC users
  • Acquisition of two electric bicycles for inter-campus staff mobility
  • Eco-patterning in partnership with the Ferme pédagogique d'Anjou
  • Installation of secure bicycle parking facilities
  • Development of a wooded area for the development of biodiversity and "green" projects: installation of an insect hotel and nesting boxes, partnership with the Ferme d'Anjou for educational activities, etc.
  • Setting up ashtrays to recycle cigarette butts 
  • Plots on the Anjou campus left "wild".