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Energy Management

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:

  1. Organizational commitment.

  2. Occupant engagement and awareness strategies.

  3. Energy efficiency through Operations and Maintenance programs.

  4. Energy efficiency through the retrofit of existing buildings and new construction projects.​

Energy and Greenhouse Gas Data

Refer to the following energy and greenhouse gas data:


Access the following resources to learn about our energy management:

​Standard Operating Procedures

Learn about our standard operating procedures when it comes to energy conservation guidelines and air conditioner temperature setting:

Energy Conservation Guidelines

The following guidelines form the basis of the EcoSchool Energy Reduction EcoReview:

Standard Summer School Air Conditioner Temperature Setting

Occ​upied = 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. ​ 

Domestic Hot Water Te​mpe​rature Settings

Board domestic hot water boilers will be set at 55°C (131°F), as it is the optimal temperature setting.