Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.23
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2016
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Nova Scotia Community College
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 4.00 Kirk Herman
Environmental Engineer
Facilities and Engineering
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
166,503.82 MMBtu

Clean and renewable energy from the following sources::
Performance Year
Option 1: Clean and renewable electricity generated on-site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes 41.50 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 8.27 MMBtu
Option 3: Clean and renewable electricity generated by off-site projects that the institution catalyzed and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes 0 MMBtu
Option 4: Purchased third-party certified RECs and similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a certified green power purchasing option) 353.36 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable electricity generating devices :
The Centre for the Built Environment (CBE), part of NSCC's Waterfront campus, generates electricity with photovoltaic cells and wind turbines throughout the year.

At the CBE, there are eight connected generators. For the performance year, several generators were not producing to their full capacity. Two wind generators and one solar array were offline for most of the year (Windspire WG 4 and Endurance Windmill, Bifacial PV on tracker). One PV array was repaired and returned to service (Roof mounted Standard PV) and one PV array was taken offline pending repairs later in the period shown (Roof-mounted Bifacial).

The Pilikan House also operates using photovoltaic cells, however this energy was not included in the declared values due to a lack of data.

A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
Waterfront Campus and Pilikan House both operate solar hot water systems, Waterfront's solar hot water has been included in the declared values. In addition, both Shelburne and Waterfront Campuses have small solar heaters capable of heating small sections of the campuses.

A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:
NSCC purchases renewable energy each month from Bullfrog Power for the front section of the IT campus. Bullfrog Power is a certified B Corp and been awarded B Corp’s Best for the World (2015), Best for the Environment (2014, 2015) and Best for Workers (2014, 2015). All energy sources used by Bullfrog Power are local Canadian renewable energy production sites and have been certified with EcoLogo.

The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
More information regarding Bullfrog Power can be seen on their website at: https://www.bullfrogpower.com/


More information regarding Bullfrog Power can be seen on their website at: https://www.bullfrogpower.com/

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