The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) is setting an energy conservation target of 11% reduction in total energy intensity over the next 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.