The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) is setting an energy conservation target of 11% reduction in total energy intensity over 5 years (2019-2020 to 2023-2024), measured against the actual 2017-2018 baseline.
Four areas of focus have been identified below as key strategies to meet this five-year target:
Occupant engagement and awareness strategies.
Energy efficiency through Operations and Maintenance programs.
Energy efficiency through the retrofit of existing buildings and new construction projects.
Refer to the following energy and greenhouse gas data:
Access the following resources to learn about our energy management:
Learn about our standard operating procedures when it comes to energy conservation guidelines and air conditioner temperature setting:
The following guidelines form the basis of the EcoSchool Energy Reduction EcoReview:
Occupied = minimum temperature 25°C
The Head Caretakers are not to set the temperature below this point.
Minimum Occupancy/Unoccupied = minimum temperature 30°C
The Head Caretakers are to ensure that temperatures are increased when the building is unoccupied.
Board domestic hot water boilers will be set at 55°C (131°F), as it is the optimal temperature setting.