CSCNO ranks first in Ontario for energy efficiency

April 17, 2019

The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) is pleased that its efforts in increasing its energy efficiency have not gone unnoticed. In fact, the CSCNO ranked 1st in the 2019 Top Energy Performing School Boards Report that measures the energy efficiency of Ontario school board for the 2016-2017 school year. The 72 school boards in the province were ranked on their energy savings potential, which is the gap between their target and current energy consumption values.

This achievement is the result of continued efforts in ensuring improvements to CSCNO buildings, which has been ongoing since 1990. Efforts include integrating green technology into new building construction, and upgrading older buildings with building management systems, energy-efficient windows and roofs, water-saving toilets and more efficient lighting systems. A few schools are also equipped with a solar panel system to become energy producers and thus provide some or all even all the electricity they use. 

With the support of Ameresco, an international company specialized in reducing energy consumption, the school board continues its efforts to remain an education sector leader in reducing energy consumption. The CSCNO is also committed to transfer this knowledge to students so that they may become responsible environmental citizens and do their part in striving for a better world.

“The CSCNO is thrilled at being recognized as an energy efficiency leader. We attach great importance to reducing our carbon footprint and managing our buildings sustainably,” stated the CSCNO’s Director of Education, Ms. Lyse-Anne Papineau. “The CSCNO endeavours to prepare its students to become responsible environmental citizens, but we also have a duty to be responsible citizens ourselves and help ensure the well-being of our planet for generations to come.”

The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario offers a French Catholic Educational Program that is widely recognized for its excellence. The CSCNO provides a quality learning environment and academic program that runs from early childhood to adult education, with some 7,000 students enrolled in 27 elementary and 10 secondary schools.

Brigitte Morin
External Relations Coordinator
Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario
705-673-5626, ext. 389
705-690-9740 (cell)