On our blog, we’ve proudly talked about our eco-responsibility achievements, including becoming a certified carbon-neutral company through Carbonzero. We started working with the Canadian environmental consulting company in 2020 to offset our total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions footprint.
We've talked about our contributions through Carbonzero to the Niagara Escarpment Forest Carbon Project, and in this blog we'd like to talk about another project we’ve been supporting: the Lester B. Pearson School Board project to create a healthier and greener Canada.
The Lester B. Pearson School Board is one of three school boards that receive funding for GHG emission reduction projects and eco-citizenship education programs.
It's located in southwestern Quebec on the Island of Montreal, which encompasses most of the city of Montreal and surrounding municipalities. The school board is one of the largest on the Island of Montreal.
We are thrilled to contribute to the school board’s initiatives to lower energy consumption and help them use energy sources that aren't as GHG-intensive. Some of the initiatives include installation of high efficiency boiler for heating system, boiler optimization, installation of automatic controls for the ventilation, heating, lighting and conditioning systems, implementation of solar energy and implementation of geothermal energy.
These changes are expected to eliminate 25,000 t of CO2e over the course of their lifetime. That's equivalent to the CO2 emissions from electricity used by 4,864households in one year!
We're looking forward to supporting more offset projects through Carbonzero in the future, and we can't wait to share more about them. In the meantime, read about some of our other eco-responsibility initiatives in the blogs below.