Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.23
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2016
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Nova Scotia Community College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Michael Chapman
Environmental Engineer
Facilities & Engineering
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

NSCC operates a Sustainability and Infrastructure office lead by Michael Chapman. This department works to under the guidance of NSCC's Sustainability Policy to:
1. Provide on-going education for all members of the NSCC community regarding the importance of sustainable practices.
2. Enhance the quality of life through community building.
3. Support effective monitoring and reporting on sustainability progress.
4. Meet, and where possible, exceed, regulatory requirements related to sustainability, the environment and human health.
5. Implement Sustainable Purchasing Policies.
6. Conserve Energy, Water, and Other Resources through the efficient use of resources.
7. Minimize the generation of solid waste, and maximize the amount of waste diverted from landfill.
8. Minimize Environmental Risks on Campus.
9. Incorporate sustainable practices in the design and construction of campus grounds and buildings.
10. Demonstrate leadership to support the guiding Principles of the Sustainability Policy.

In addition to the Sustainability office, each campus operates a Sustainability Committee, these committees operate small operations on their respective campuses and meet with the Sustainability Steering Committee at least quarterly every year.


Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

Sustainability Committee
Each NSCC campus has a Sustainability Committee. The campus level Sustainability Committee meets regularly with the Sustainability Steering Committee. These meetings are chaired by Michael Chapman, Manager Infrastructure and Sustainability.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Allen, Graham staff at NSCC Cumberland Campus
Chapman, Michael staff at NSCC Central Facilities & Engineering
DiGiosia, Marco staff at NSCC Institute of Technology
Dunham, Roberta staff at NSCC Institute of Technology Campus
Eager, Margie Staff NSCC Strait Area Campus
Ellenberger, Aaron staff at NSCC Akerley Campus
Fancy, Brian staff at NSCC Akerley Campus
Farrell, Jim staff at NSCC Central Facilities & Engineering
Fraser, Robert staff at NSCC Pictou Campus
Gunn, Tom staff at NSCC Strait Area Campus
Hutton, Kelly staff at NSCC Annapolis Valley Campus
Isner, Robbie, staff at NSCC Institute of Technology Campus
Jardin, Don staff at NSCC Kingstec Campus
Lennox, Holly faculty at NSCC Truro Campus
Little, Paul staff at NSCC Waterfront Campus
MacDonald, Lorne staff at NSCC Strait Area Campus
MacDonald, Stuart staff at NSCC Marconi Campus
MacGowan, Martha staff at NSCC Central Facilities & Engineering
McCullough, Patti staff at NSCC Central Facilities & Engineering
McDavid, John staff at NSCC Pictou Campus
McMahon, John staff at NSCC Occupational Health & Safety
Pearce, Vincent staff at NSCC Burridge Campus
Richards, Jamie staff at NSCC Truro Campus
Smith, Jake staff at NSCC Lunenburg Campus
St. John, Michael staff at NSCC Marconi Campus
Strubank, William staff at NSCC Occupational Health & Safety
Surette, Christian staff at NSCC Burridge Campus
Taylor, Glenn staff at NSCC Truro Campus


The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The sustainability office works to ensure NSCC's Sustainability Policy is effective, works to further NSCC's sustainability initiatives, and acts as a assistance service to all campuses. The office investigates problem areas and works to provide solutions to each campus, as well as record and follow each campus' resource usage. Energy demand, water usage, waste, greenhouse gases, and other energy usages are monitored by the sustainability office in an effort to improve each campus' consumption(s). This information is reported to the campuses via an Annual Sustainability Report, which can be located on the Sustainability Office webpage, www.nscc.ca/sustainability/reports. All employees working in the Sustainability office assist the Sustainability Officer in his duties.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
4

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Michael Chapman, Manager Infrastructure, Sustainability and Space Planning; Patti MacCullough, Project Assistant; Martha MacGowan, Waste Coordinator, Kirk Herman, Environmental Engineer (in training)

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

The responsibilities of the team includes: Annual Reporting of NSCC's Environmental Performance, Chairing Sustainability Steering Committee meetings, Managing environmental certification programs for the college (BOMABESt, LEED, STARS), Capital Planning, policy development, maintaining the Colleges Sustainability Goals and Action Plan, regular reporting to the Board of Governors on college sustainability initiatives.


The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:
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