Several colleges in Canada will receive funds from the government to develop environmentally friendly technologies. The projects will receive a total of nearly C$15 million under the College and Community Innovation (CCI) program.
In one project, the Nova Scotia Community College and Green Power Labs Inc. are collaborating on research that will improve the performance of renewable energy technologies.
The college has established an applied energy research group and new research facilities in the Centre for the Built Environment. The green facility is designed to teach, train and showcase energy and environmental technologies for a more sustainable future using building-integrated wind, geothermaland solar energy, and advanced control and monitoring systems.
The CCI program is a collaborative initiative between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
The colleges were selected for funding following a peer-reviewed competition, and they will each receive grants lasting between two and five years.