Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.23
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Nova Scotia Community College
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Michael Chapman
Environmental Engineer
Facilities & Engineering
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations - Research and Implementation

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

In 2016, the winning project for NSCC Electrical Engineering Technology Program was a prototype vehicle-to-grid project. This prototype included innovative technology that enabled electrical vehicles to charge during off peak times, then supply power back into the home during peak times. This is the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada.

Additionally, NSCC currently has three charging stations, and is in the process of installing an additional four electric car charging stations at campuses across the province. This will support the growth of the electric car industry in Nova Scotia by providing public infrastructure to rural areas, and increasing infrastructure in urban locations. Finally, in 2016 the Facilities and Engineering department hired a coop student to implement a sustainable fleet vehicle plan for future use.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

The above noted research project has resulted in the development of partnerships with multiple private sector companies, and has been a catalyst for further research in vehicle-to-grid technology.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate Yes
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy Yes
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation Yes
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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