In February 2006, Facilities Operations and Services invited the Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources to survey the college as a potential Solar Photovoltaic site. Working with the State Sustainability Program, The Mass Tech Collaborative (MTC) and Mass Development Finance Agency, NSCC applied for federal funding for a 62.2 kW Solar PV installation. The $528,700 project would be funded by a $338,100 grant from the MTC. The remaining $190,600 will be funded by the Federal Government zero-interest loan program for Clean Renewable Energy and will be paid back from the energy savings from the project.
On February 21, 2007, North Shore Community College was notified that its project was one of the six that have been approved by both the MTC and Federal IRS CREBs program. The solar installation was completed in July, 2009,
The solar panels are expected to produce 74,726 kWh on average annually, 3% of the buildings electrical requirements and will reduce CO2 by 50 tons annually.
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NSCC, working with the Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) installed a 73 kW Solar Photovoltaic system on the Frederick E. Berry Building. This building houses classrooms, library, cafeteria, offices including the President's office suite, Academic Affairs, and Human Resources. The $333,469 project includes $185,419 of ARRA funds as well as $148,050 funded by the Federal Government loan program for Clean Renewable Energy. The loan portion will be paid back from the energy savings from the project.
The solar panels are expected to produce 83,640 kWh on average annually, 5% of the buildings electrical requirements. It is estimated the solar installation will save $10,037 annually and will reduce CO2 by 55 tons annually.
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The new Allied Health Building at North Shore Community College will be three stories containing five general academic instruction spaces along with student and administrative support services. Nursing, physical and occupational therapy, radiology, respiratory and surgical care, and animal sciences along with the appropriate laboratory space are included in the design.
For more information on the Health Professions & Student Services Building, please visit the Sustainability section of our website
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NSCC, through the state's Division of Capital Asset Management, has implemented a wide range of improvements, totaling $3.6 million, on its Lynn and Danvers campuses. Work in Lynn includes replacement of a chiller and cooling tower, electric to gas heat conversion, domestic water conservation, and lighting improvements. In Danvers, the focus has been on piping improvements, electric to gas heating and cooling conversion, variable frequency drives, motors, lighting systems and controls improvements. Campus wide, a new energy management system has been installed in all college facilities and the college has recently hired its first Energy Systems manager. The cost of these improvements is covered by the savings in energy consumption over the next 10 years. Estimated savings include: 2,005,307 kWH/year for electric; 22,193 therms gas/year; combined water and sewer savings 2,144 CCF/year. All this will result in a CO2 reduction of 954.54 metric tons CO2/year. Besides savings, these improvements illustrate NSCC determination to meet high sustainability standards and create a positive environment for its students, faculty and staff.