Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.07
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Nova Scotia Community College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Martha MacGowan
Project Assistant- Sustainability
Facilities & Engineering
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

Newsletters: NSCC Facilities and Engineering office produces quarterly newsletters. The focus of these newsletters is sustainability updates, such as:

- Green Building Updates
- Building certification updates
- Ongoing building performance (energy, water consumption, waste diversion, etc)
- Sustainability stories and initiatives

Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

Sustainable building features are highlighted throughout all 13 campuses.
For example:
All NSCC campuses have carpool parking signs and spaces as well as no idling signs.

Our LEED buildings (The Ivany Campus, Marconi Trades building, and the Pictou Trades Building) have signs and interactive design elements with information about energy performance, and various sustainable design features such as windmills, geothermal wells and solar panels.

Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

NSCC provides regular tours of the Centre for the Built Environment at the Ivany Campus (certified LEED Gold). On this tour, sustainable design aspects are reviewed and guests observe how this building is used as a learning tool to promote sustainability in various academic programs.

At our Pictou Trades Building (Certified LEED Gold), a self-guided tour was developed so that staff, students and the public can organically guide themselves around the building to discover sustainable design elements and interact with live building data such as energy consumption of various systems and the impact of the geothermal system on heating and cooling.

Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

NSCC students in residence receive a "student living guide" that outlines key sustainability practices: proper waste sorting, energy efficiency practices (for the building and within rooms), safety, and security.

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

Annual Sustainability report: Its purpose is to provide timely, accurate information on the overall College-wide sustainability performance, as well as the Campus specific performance, using key sustainability indicators, such as energy, water, CO2 emissions, and waste diversion. The document is available on the NSCC website. www.nscc.ca/sustainability

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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