Nova Scotia Community College recognizes the need to change “the way we live, the way we build, and the way we work” and is on the way with their new Centre for Built Environment at the Nova Scotia Community College’s Waterfront campus. The building is heated and cooled with geothermal and solar energy. Two inside walls contain plants used to filter the air. Thinking ahead, they have a green roof and the claim to have the only exterior planted wall north of New York and east of British Columbia. These exterior planted walls help control the amount of run-off and maintain interior temperatures. The college is a living laboratory allowing students to study other green technology such as wind turbines, photovoltaic panels and a system of recycling and recovering water for heating and toilet flushing featured on site. The graduates from this school will be well equipped and prepared to create a more sustainable province for us all.
More images of the NSCC Centre for Built Environment can be seen here.
Good job NSCC. Let’s go greener!
Nova Scotia geothermal company: W.R. Graham Services Ltd.