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
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.17 / 3.00 Michael Chapman
Environmental Engineer
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 new construction and major renovations?:
Yes or No
LEED or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) Yes
The DGNB system, Green Star, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM, CASBEE, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
The Living Building Challenge No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) No

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

Marconi Trades Building 2012 LEED Silver
Centre for the Built Environment 2011 LEED Gold
Waterfront Campus 2007 LEED Silver (not included in calculations >5 years old)


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
137,656 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations 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) 27,800 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 109,856 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 new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
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Highest Achievable Level ---

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
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Floor area of building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
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Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations:
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Floor area of building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but NOT certified:
0 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
Nov. 12, 2012

A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

NSCC buildings are constructed to LEED standards, and operated to BOMABEST standards.
BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association), is an international professional association that provides building specific information relating to operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics and technological developments.
The BOMA BEST (BEST = Building Environmental Standards) was developed to facilitate a consistent approach to measuring and managing the environmental performance of commercial/institutional buildings. The performance of a building is assessed in terms of energy use, water use, waste management, environmental communications, and indoor environmental quality. Once all building data is compiled and the BOMA report is submitted, a third party BOMA auditor visits the site to verify the building’s score.
Buildings are certified based on the following ranking:
Score Certification Level
90-100 BOMA BEST Platinum
80-89 BOMA BEST Gold
70-79 BOMA BEST Silver
60-69 BOMA BEST Bronze
< 60 BOMA BEST Certified (Building meets core requirements)
NSCC has been enrolled in the BOMA BEST program since 2008/2009. In 2008/2009, all 13 campuses were BOMABEST Certified, then recertified in 2011/2012. NSCC’s average score in 2008/2009 was 75% (BOMA BEST Silver) and the average recertification score in 2011/2012 was 83% (BOMA BEST Gold). More recently, the average BOMA BEST for 2015/2016 was 84% (BOMA BEST Gold).

Marconi Trades Wing is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certified 'green' building and is 55 percent more energy-efficient than a traditional building. As one of the first LEED Certified buildings in Cape Breton, it is home to automotive repair, heavy-equipment repair, motorcycle repair, welding, and metal fabrication programs.

The Centre for the Built Environment was constructed as a leading edge 'living building', to educate the NSCC community as well as the general public on sustainable best practices in building construction. This LEED Gold Certified building features several renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic, wind power, geothermal, and solar walls. The design and construction of the facility embodies and demonstrates ecological design principles and practices that are regenerative and restorative of natural ecosystems and that reflect the potential for buildings and nature to co-exist in a harmonious and mutually supportive relationship.

+ Date Revised: Sept. 6, 2017

A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:

The NSCC Sustainability Policy states that all new construction shall be completed in compliance with LEED standards. This requirement is echoed in the NSCC Procurement Policy.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or green building design and construction guidelines or policies is available:
https://www.nscc.ca/about_nscc/sustainability/buildings.asp
+ Date Revised: Sept. 6, 2017

link to CBE...
http://www.nscc.ca/explorenscc/campuses/waterfront/cbe.asp

CBE 109,856 sq ft
Marconi trades 27,800 sq ft

Waterfront 275,856...but does not count as over 5 years.

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