Limestone Learning Foundation

Limestone's Sustainability Coordinator Dan Hendry demonstrates energy efficient options to students.The Board has taken several steps to reduce its overall energy consumption and electrical demand.

Where possible, Facility Services has installed energy efficient lighting in all schools and sites. The Board has several energy efficient initiatives in place including the use of biomass boilers, ground source heat pumps, solar thermal systems and solar panels. Several schools also feature power monitoring equipment that allows users to view live and historical electrical data in attempts to reduce use where possible.

All newly constructed schools feature: state-of-the-art ventilation with air conditioning and heat recovery systems to reduce lost energy; high levels of insulation and high performance glazing systems; improvement of natural daylight and reduce reliance on artificial lighting; lighting sensors and occupancy sensors throughout; building automation systems to optimize energy use; use of low VOC paints and adhesives to improve indoor air quality; and high use of local and recyclable building materials.

The Board also takes part in awareness initiatives such as Earth Hour every March to help raise awareness of climate change and the importance of energy conservation. Typically, about half our schools participate by turning off any unnecessary lights for the duration of their lunch hour or at the end of the school day.

Energy Conservation Demand Management Plan

The Limestone District Schools Board’s 2019 five-year Energy Conservation Demand Management Plan has been created using Ministry guidelines. The Green Energy Act mandates all broader public service entities to submit an Energy Conservation Demand Management Plans (ECDMP) every five years. The 2019 plan outlines the changes in utility usage, such as electricity, natural gas, propane and oil over the past five years across all school and board operated facilities. 

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.