Sustainability efforts nationally recognized
澳门葡京网站 among Canada’s most sustainable post-secondary institutions
澳门葡京网站 has been recertified with a STARS Gold Rating in Sustainability, earning the highest score among Canadian colleges and placing among the nation's top four post-secondary institutions.
The College first received its STARS Gold Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
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"We're happy to have this recognition, and it inspires us to continue to build on the foundation we've created and take every opportunity to become more sustainable," says Michael Chapman, Manager of Infrastructure, Sustainability and Space Planning.
Further plans to reduce environmental impact
One such opportunity is a new, three-year sustainability plan that will lead to further college-wide reductions in energy and water usage, waste creation and energy costs. Several projects are already underway, including construction of a LEED Gold Standard Trades and Innovation Centre (TIC) at the Pictou Campus, and new exterior walls that will reduce energy costs by more than 50 per cent at the Lunenburg Campus.
Michael says 澳门葡京网站 would like to embed more sustainability practices and become the first post-secondary institution in Canada to achieve STARS Platinum status.
"We hope our graduates will become ambassadors of what they’ve learned at 澳门葡京网站 in the labour force. That will benefit our industry and our economy, while boosting Nova Scotia's reputation as a world leader in sustainability."