Centre for the Constructed Atmosphere, positioned at Ivany Campus


CBE Design and Innovation Centre

NSCC and trade companions work collaboratively within the CBE’s Design and Innovation Centre and on utilized analysis initiatives.

Constructing Change

With an emphasis on sustainable constructing practices, environmental stewardship and collaborative studying, the Centre for the Constructed Atmosphere (CBE) represents a brand new instructional mannequin. The CBE brings collectively trades and applied sciences to create change within the constructed environments of the long run.

Studying from a “dwelling” constructing

The CBE, positioned at our Ivany Campus, is an instance of restorative constructing design, mixing components of the ‘pure’ setting with the ‘constructed’ setting to make sure the constructing and its operations don’t contribute to environmental hurt. Along with options like a inexperienced roof, dwelling partitions, photo voltaic and wind vitality, and geothermal techniques, the CBE is designed to the requirements of the Management in Power and Environmental Design (LEED) score system, as a dwelling, studying and analysis lab for college students, staff and trade.

Seven wind turbines against a clear sky tower over a forest, with solar panels pictured in the foreground.

Renewable Power Applied sciences embody wind generators, picture voltaic panels and photo voltaic thermal.

Collaboration inside a sustainable vitality showcase

Our focus is to create studying environments that allow college students to collaborate on initiatives, see first-hand how constructing techniques perform and entry the most recent in different vitality applied sciences. Outfitted with superior expertise and data about sustainable practices, NSCC graduates cleared the path in elevating consciousness about environmental stewardship within the office and rework the communities of the long run.

Making a greener vitality future collectively

Cultivating environmental data and sustainable constructing practices is a duty all of us share. NSCC’s instructional mannequin and amenities function catalysts for change in Nova Scotia and past. The open and collaborative strategy that we provide on the CBE will lengthen to different NSCC campuses and initiatives, and into the broader group.

Two students sit together and use new technology in their studies.

Working with the most recent applied sciences and data about sustainable practices, NSCC graduates cleared the path.

CBE Highlights

  • 120,000 sq. toes, together with an outside development pavilion
  • Massive operable doorways create versatile work areas, permitting numerous trades to work collectively
  • Environmental options embody photo voltaic thermal panels, planted rooftops and livings partitions
  • Designed as a ‘dwelling’ check mattress – the CBE will evolve as new applied sciences are developed, examined and confirmed
  • Geothermal system meets the cooling wants of the constructing and gives roughly 50% of heating necessities
  • Designed with the capability for rooftop photovoltaic panels (utilizing photo voltaic vitality) to generate a few of the constructing’s vitality necessities
  • Store amenities and public areas use pure air flow
  • Photo voltaic wall cladding naturally preheats air flow air that’s provided to the constructing
  • Inside dwelling partitions, planted from floor-to-ceiling with vegetation that act as pure air filters
  • Inexperienced roof reduces heating and cooling prices and storm water runoff, in addition to growing roof life
  • Point of interest to assist the Nova Scotia development trade develop modern environmental data and sustainable practices which can be in rising demand worldwide

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