Energy Efficiency at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board

An informational and awareness website

About the Energy Efficiency Projects

The school board's energy efficiency projects were divided into phases.  A first phase 
was completed in 2007-2008 and a second phase is scheduled for 2009-2010.

Guaranteed results

The energy-saving projects are a partnership with Ecosystem, a Quebec-based engineering company that specializes exclusively in energy efficiency projects. The partnership is based on mutual goals; Ecosystem guarantees the financial savings and hence shares the monetary savings goal with the school board. Performance criteria also resource savings, greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction, and maintenance of comfort levels for the occupants.

The investment required to achieve these savings will be paid for by the guaranteed annual savings resulting from the project.  Once the project is entirely paid for, the savings will allow the school board to reinvest in other fields such as the academic tools or programs.

Along with saving money, this project will greatly benefit the environment.  Phase 1 is expected to reduce the school board's annual GHG emissions   by 200 Tons, which is the equivalent GHG released by 61 family cars driving 15 000 km/year.

Ecosystem performs the following tasks:

  • Visit and study the energy consumption of the schools;
  • Design the measures with the best payback;
  • Supervise the construction work of each measure in the school;
  • Fill in all the paperwork for the grants made available by the government and       public utilities;
  • Train operators in new operation procedures;
  • Create awareness of energy efficiency among the school board and community (as with these web pages);
  • Follow up and guarantee the energy and financial savings for the next 10 years.

To learn more about the measures that have been implemented in the school board, click on "Efficiency measures" in the menu on the left.