Brockville – The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has ranked among the most energy efficient school boards in Ontario, according to the 2017 Sustainable Schools report.
The UCDSB placed among the top 20 boards in the annual report, prepared by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. This year, the Board ranked 14th out of 72 boards participating in the study, with a total energy savings potential of 19.6 per cent. The lower the energy savings potential, the higher the ranking within the study.
“We’re very pleased to be ranked among the top 20 boards in Ontario and to be recognized for our organization’s collaborative ongoing efforts to reduce our environmental footprint and to progressively improve on this,” said Peter Bosch, UCDSB Manager of Design and Construction.
“As a Board, we are dedicated to environmental sustainability,” said Jeff Green, UCDSB Manager of Operations and Maintenance. “This report validates the commitment of our staff and shows their success in meeting that goal.”
The report relies on analysis of energy use and building information from Ontario’s 5,000 schools and board administration buildings. Energy targets are set for every building based on good practice standards, normalized for building type and area, weather differences and a number of site-specific variables.