NBCC celebrates ENERGY STAR Day at Saint John campus

23 October, 2018

SAINT JOHN – Students at the Saint John Campus of New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) are joining millions of Canadians who are taking action on climate change.

In partnership with NB Power, NBCC will celebrate ENERGY STAR Day at its Saint John Campus by encouraging students to make energy efficiency pledges.

“At NBCC, we are committed to transforming lives and communities,” said Kris Kierstead, Director of Infrastructure and Planning at NBCC. “This is a tangible way that our students can take action and make a difference for themselves and for future generations.”

NBCC and NB Power staff are hosting information booths in the E and C buildings on campus, where students can fill out pledge cards detailing how they will save energy. Each student who fills out a pledge will be entered in a draw to win an ENERGY STAR mini fridge.

“NBCC promotes training, innovation and applied research in the energy efficiency sector,” said Kierstead. “We’re eager to see what our learners come up with to save energy.”

Energy efficiency projects at NBCC include the construction of the new trades education centre at the Saint John Campus. The centre is lit entirely by high-efficiency LED technology and heated by high-efficiency condensing natural gas boilers. The building is also equipped with a partial metering system which is being further developed by NBCC learners and staff to promote greater awareness of energy usage on site.

The ENERGY STAR® symbol is the internationally recognized and trusted mark of high efficiency. The symbol means that a product, new home, building or industrial facility is certified as energy efficient. ENERGY STAR makes it easy for Canadians to make energy efficient choices that help them save money on energy bills, increase their competitiveness and fight climate change.

With over 90 programs and six campuses across New Brunswick, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is a provincially-recognized, public post-secondary institution reputed for producing skilled, knowledgeable graduates who are contributing to the Province’s socio-economic prosperity. NBCC offers students one- and two-year certificate and diploma programs. Find out more by visiting: www.nbcc.ca.

Media inquiries: 
Tanya Greer
Communications Coordinator, NBCC

Phone: 506.453.8194
Email: Tanya.greer@nbcc.ca

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