NRCAN / Heads Up: Building Energy Efficiency / Volume 2, Issue 9
Ontario school boards are taking energy efficiency seriously, and the June 2015 announcement of the province’s top performing school boards underlines their efforts. The Sustainable Schools Program named the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) as the 2015 winner, with the Sudbury Catholic District School Board and the Upper Canada District School Board ranking second and third, respectively.
Energy costs represent a typical school’s second largest operating expense; however, up to one third of that energy is wasted due to old and poorly functioning equipment, poor insulation, and outdated technology. Energy-efficient schools are well lit, ventilated and maintained, and ultimately reduce energy costs while creating a healthy and more productive learning and teaching environment.
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