Green Energy Act

The Green Energy Act, Ontario Regulation 397/11, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, requires all Broader Public Sector organizations, including schools boards to report on annual energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in designated facilities by July 1st each year.

The regulation also requires that the content of the submission, uploaded to the Ministry of Energy, be made public and easily available on the Board website as well as internally. The annual energy report can be found here. This report calculates energy use per square foot and it is reported in equivalent kilowatt-hours per square foot (ekWh/ft2) which is a standard measure when comparing total energy intensity of a building including both heating source energy and all electrical consumption. GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emissions are also reported.

The data used to populate this report is dependent on Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) reporting meter data accurately and having all adjustments to ‘actual’ made within the reporting period. Propane is another heating fuel used at 5 sites with one site being converted to natural gas during the reporting period. Propane is delivered in bulk and is not metered over a specific billing period in the same fashion as electrical and natural gas utilities. As such, the propane volume used to calculate GHG’s and energy intensities is based on bulk deliveries billed in the fiscal period.
For more information, please contact Hugh Cox (Facilities Administrator) at 519-527-0111 extension 251 or by email at [email protected]