Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.36
Liaison Allison Maxted
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

Mohawk College
IN-48: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Nicolai Strabac
Sustainable Programs and Services Coordinator
Sustainability Office/Facilities Services
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Bay Area Climate Change Office (BACCO)

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

A powerful collaboration between the Cities of Hamilton and Burlington and the Centre for Climate Change Management at Mohawk College.

At its core, BACCO is a commitment by the Cities and Mohawk College to address climate change on a regional scale - sharing resources, expertise, and best practices to accelerate climate change action.

The Bay Area Climate Change Office (BACCO) partners work together on:

-Community engagement and outreach - educating and informing community members about climate change
-Supporting the Bay Area Climate Change Council (BACCC)
-Evaluating and supporting market readiness for deep energy retrofits in the residential and commercial sectors
-Supporting information sharing and collaboration on regional climate issues
-In 2018, BACCO commissioned a regional GHG inventory. These inventories are used by both Cities and the Bay Area Climate Change Council (BACCC) to inform priority actions on climate change in the coming years.”"

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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