Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.23
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Nova Scotia Community College
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Kirk Herman
Environmental Engineer
Facilities and Engineering
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Endowment size:
7,000,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
505.17 Acres

IECC climate region:


Gross floor area of building space:
2,768,416 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:
2,768,416 Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
171,933 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
483,421 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
51,403.35 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 2
Coal 53
Geothermal 0
Hydro 14
Natural gas 14
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 12
Other (please specify and explain below) 4

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:

Remaining 4% is imports. Breakdown of electricity source taken from Nova Scotia Power energy generation statistics from 2016:

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 70
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 22
Other (please specify and explain below) 8

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:

NSCC's Waterfront Campus purchases steam heat from a nearby hospital, which accounts for 5% of building heating. The remaining 3% of building heating comes from supplementary propane systems.

Endowment of $7M CAD is solely used to financially support students.
2015-16 portion of this fund is $1.28M CAD.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.