Energy and climate change
NSCC is committed to doing our part in addressing climate change. Over the years, the College has pursued strategies to reduce energy consumption, decrease greenhouse gas emissions and implement water saving initiatives. Some of these initiatives include lighting upgrades, building envelope improvements and retrofits with water-saving fixtures. Changes we've seen as a result of these activities include:
Making a difference beyond our own doors
NSCC is invested in both using and producing energy from renewable sources. To help Nova Scotia continue its clean energy transition, NSCC is participating in the Province’s Solar Electricity for Community Buildings pilot program, which allows community groups and organizations to produce solar power on their property and feed it into Nova Scotia’s energy grid. Ivany Campus has a 39-kilowatt solar array on the roof of the Centre for the Built Environment, and 75 kilowatt solar arrays will soon be online at Shelburne, Strait Area and Annapolis Valley Campuses. Lunenburg Campus will also install a 75-kilowatt array on their roof in 2021.