Local school board rewarded for its ecological effortsThursday, February 28, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
CSCNO rewarded for its ecological efforts
The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) was recently recognized for its ecological efforts by Union Gas Limited, through its EnerSmart Program.
The CSCNO, which completed the construction of École St-Denis in Sudbury and École Notre-Dame-du-Sault in Sault Ste. Marie in the last year, received a cheque in the amount of $11,450 in recognition of its efforts to reduce its energy consumption.
The CSCNO incorporated high efficiency heating and ventilation systems into its construction plans for its two newest schools.
It is estimated that the installation of a high-efficiency heating system, complete heat recovery ventilation system and in-line hot water heaters will enable the CSCNO to reduce its energy costs by $239,869 over the next 25 years.
When building École St-Denis and École Notre-Dame-du-Sault, the CSCNO favoured the incorporation of green features in their design in order to offer students an ecological learning environment.
Both buildings feature an impressive ecological footprint, incorporating recycled construction materials and local products, and employing natural lighting to reduce energy consumption.
The two schools are also energy producers as solar panel photovoltaic power generating systems were installed on their roofs.
“The CSCNO is pleased to provide our students with modern and ecological learning facilities. By reducing our heating expenses and incorporating ecological features into these schools, we can make our students aware of the importance of reducing our ecological footprint and becoming eco-responsible citizens,” stated CSCNO Director of Education Mrs. Lyse-Anne Papineau.
he 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 in 27 elementary and 10 secondary schools.