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

STARS v2.2

Nova Scotia Community College
OP-4: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.43 / 5.00 Patti McCullough
Project Assistant
Facilities & Engineering
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Total floor area of existing building space:
2,800,366 Square Feet

Floor area of existing building space operated and maintained in accordance with a sustainable management policy/program and/or a green building rating system:
Existing floor area
Certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute, Green Building Council (GBC) rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Platinum) 0 Square Feet
Certified at the 2nd highest level under a 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Gold) 0 Square Feet
Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., BREEAM-In Use Very Good) 0 Square Feet
Certified at a step above minimum level under a 4 -or 5–tier, multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., LEED O+M Silver) 0 Square Feet
Certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute, GBC rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (e.g., BREEAM In-Use Pass or LEED O+M Certified) 0 Square Feet
Certified at any level under a non-GBC rating system or single-attribute rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings 2,667,937 Square Feet
Operated and maintained in accordance with a multi-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system 0 Square Feet
Operated and maintained in accordance with a single-attribute, sustainable management policy/program, but not certified under an O+M rating system
 132,429 Square Feet
Total 2,800,366 Square Feet

Percentage of existing building space certified under a green building rating system rating system focused on the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
95.27

A brief description of the sustainable operations and maintenance policy/program and/or O+M rating system(s) used:

NSCC's sustainability policy states that BOMA BEST is to be used as a benchmarking and performance measurement tool for sustainable operation and maintenance of our portfolio of owned-and-operated facilities. NSCC has implemented the guidelines and best practices from BOMA BEST to inform development of Campus-specific management plans for energy and water conservation, green cleaning, indoor air quality, occupant service requests, and waste auditing. NSCC campuses have been BOMA BEST certified since 2008, and were most recently re-certified under BOMA BEST version 3.0 in 2019.

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%).
Because leased property (132,429 square feet) is not owned by NSCC, it is not able to be BOMA BEST certified. All operational attributes remain the same as property owned within our portfolio.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable operations and maintenance program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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All NSCC buildings were BOMA BEST certified in 2009, then recertified in 2012, 2016, and more recently in 2019. Our list of BOMA BEST certified buildings can be found on the BOMA BEST website: http://bomacanada.ca/bomabest/certifiedbuildings/

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