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
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.81 / 4.00 Patti McCullough
Project Assistant
Facilities & Engineering
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for existing buildings?:
Yes or No
LEED for Existing Buildings or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) No
The DGNB system, Green Star Performance, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM-In Use, CASBEE for Existing Building, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) Yes

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list or sample of certified buildings and ratings:

BOMABEST is an assessment and certification program for commercial buildings in Canada. The program provides a consistent framework for owners and managers to critically assess six key areas of environmental performance and management: Energy, Water, Waste Reduction and Site, Emissions and Effluents, Indoor Environment, and Environmental Management System. It has five levels of Certification; Certified, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. The BOMABEST assessment modules provide an on-line questionnaire specific to building types; access energy and environmental performance and management of the building. An on-site tour of the assessed building is conducted by third-party verification. Nova Scotia Community College currently has two buildings rated Silver (70-79%), 11 buildings rated Gold (80-89%), and two buildings rated Platinum (90-100%).


Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
2,768,416 Square Feet
+ Date Revised: Sept. 6, 2017

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level (e.g. LEED Certified) 0 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level 0 Square Feet
4th Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for existing buildings:
2,500,530 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is maintained in accordance with formally adopted sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies, but NOT certified:
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A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
Nov. 12, 2008

A brief description of the sustainable building operations and maintenance program and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

Buildings that are BOMABESt Certified:
Akerley
AVC COGS
AVC Middleton
Burridge
Cumberland
Fisheries
ITC
Kingstec
Lunenburg
Marconi
Marconi CBE
Pictou
Shelburne
Strait Area
Truro
Waterfront CBE


A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies:

Although the NSCC does not yet have any buildings certified through LEED for Existing Buildings, all of our buildings are BOMABEST Certified.

BOMABEST is the platform that NSCC has selected to measure and benchmark environmental best practices across all of our campuses. In 2009 all NSCC buildings were certified, then recertified in 2012, and again in 2016.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or sustainable operations and maintenance guidelines or policies is available:

All 13 NSCC campuses were BOMABEST certified in 2008/2009, then recertified in 2012, and again in 2016.

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