Canadian high school recognized for sustainable construction, energy savings efforts

Greater Victoria School District in Canada has registered its first official LEED gold certified building.

Oak Bay High School was recognized by the Canada Green Building Council for its sustainable construction, reports Victoria News. The $50 million school project broke ground in 2013 and was completed in 2015.

 “We considered all measures to reduce our environmental footprint and chose best practices that would align with our environmental policy,” said Edith Loring-Kuhanga, school board chair.

Oak Bay High was recognized for a number of sustainable practices, including recycling and diverting construction and demolition waste from landfill; installing parking spots with electric chargers; using low emitting paint and flooring; installing lighting control systems, maximizing natural lighting, using high-performance windows and using LED lighting fixtures.

“We are proud to share that Oak Bay High School has reduced its energy consumption by more than half in comparison to other schools its size and that approximately 92 percent of construction and demolition waste was diverted from the landfill,” trustee Deborah Norr said.


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