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

STARS v2.2

Nova Scotia Community College
OP-6: 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, performance year:
176,977.37 MMBtu

Clean and renewable electricity (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity from certified/verified clean and renewable sources (i.e., bundled green power purchases) 130,560 Kilowatt-hours 445.47 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 23,830 Kilowatt-hours 81.31 MMBtu

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable electricity:

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.

A brief description of the on-site renewable electricity generating facilities/devices:

The Centre for the Built Environment (CBE), part of NSCC's Ivany campus, generates electricity with photovoltaic cells and wind turbines throughout the year. Ivany Campus also has a containerized microgrid, and its power generation was used exclusively for charging electric vehicles.The Pilikan House (a living lab/demonstration house) at Middleton Campus also operates using photovoltaic cells.

ROOF TOP ARRAY: 14251.764 kWh

TRACKING ARRAY: 3800.742 kWh

PILIKAN HOUSE: 2681.59 kWh



Total renewable production equal to 23.83 MWH

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 0 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water from certified/verified clean and renewable sources 0 MMBtu

A brief description of the clean and renewable stationary fuels:

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable thermal energy:

Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
526.78 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for clean and renewable energy is available:
Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 3
Coal 52
Geothermal 0
Hydro 9
Natural gas 13
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 18
Other (please specify and explain below) 5

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:

Remaining 4% is imports. Breakdown of electricity source taken from Nova Scotia Power energy generation statistics from 2018:

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 46
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 29
Other (please specify and explain below) 25

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:

NSCC's Ivany Campus purchases steam heat from a nearby hospital, which accounts for 4% of building heating. The remaining 21% of building heating comes from supplementary propane systems.

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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

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