In 2014, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42 began work around reducing its carbon footprint through a strategic approach to facilities management and planning.
Working in partnership with BC Hydro and Fortis BC, we have undertaken a number of energy studies to identify opportunities for energy conservation and cost savings. In 2015, we began work on a number of projects to optimize the energy consumption of our facilities.
To successfully implement and sustain energy management, we created a four-year Strategic Energy Management Plan. This plan outlines goals to reduce district-wide energy costs by more than $400,000 and reduce energy consumption by more than 4 million kWh by 2019 – the equivalent of powering 400 average BC homes.
Reducing energy consumption through conservation and efficiencies, clean energy sources can help mitigate climate change by reducing greenhouse gases.