Schools

zero energy

REMI Network

Guide helps K-12 schools achieve zero energy

A new ASHRAE resource helps owners, contractors, consulting engineers and administrators of K-12 school buildings achieve advanced levels of energy savings.
PV panels

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario schools to receive energy efficiency upgrades

The Ontario government is investing $200 million to provide energy efficiency upgrades at nearly 600 schools across the province.
handwashing

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Few wash hands properly in germy schools

When educating children and young adults about good hand hygiene practices, it’s important to implement the right handwashing practices.
cockroach infestation renovated schools

Canadian Facility Management & Design

54 renovated schools to re-open in Ontario this fall

A total of 54 new or renovated schools will open in communities across Ontario in the coming months, providing better learning spaces for years to come.
infection prevention

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Better infection prevention needed in schools

Infection prevention and control, while taken seriously in healthcare settings, isn’t always a priority in educational facilities.
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario schools to receive $1.4 bil for upgrades

Ontario is investing a total of $1.4 billion in 2017-18 to improve school buildings by repairing and upgrading elements such as roofs, flooring and plumbing systems.
infrastructure

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Infrastructure projects to get underway this summer

Construction on hundreds of infrastructure projects across Ontario will get underway this summer, including hospitals, schools, transit projects and roads.
sanitation

REMI Network

Five high-touch areas in schools and sanitation tips

Cleaning and maintaining schools involves a careful look at several high-touch areas prone to germs. Here are some sanitation tips.
support staff

REMI Network

Support staff in Windsor, Ont. schools vote to strike

Support staff at the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board voted to support a strike.
elementary schools

REMI Network

Poor IAQ a concern in elementary schools

Poor indoor air quality and the humidity in public elementary school classrooms is having an increasingly negative impact on learning and school safety.
green cleaning

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Planning green cleaning programs in schools

Educational facilities are embracing green cleaning programs, where such use is pertinent because children are more vulnerable to environmental exposures.
Burnaby North

REMI Network

Northern Ont. schools get $300-mill for repairs

Ontario is investing $300 million over the next two years to repair schools across Northern Ontario.
custodians in Ontario

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

How custodians can prep before students return

August is especially busy for custodians who have to begin preparing healthy and clean school before students return.
continuing education school seismic Eric Hamber

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario invests in renewing school buildings

Ontario is investing $1.1 billion to repair and renew schools across the province to ensure they remain safe and modern spaces for students to learn.
outdoor spaces

REMI Network

Six Toronto schools to green outdoor spaces

Six more schools in downtown Toronto will be greening their outdoor spaces this year, thanks to PortsToronto and the Evergreen's Children's Program.
investing

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario to invest $498-mil in schools, child care

Ontario is investing $498 million to build new schools, renovate existing schools and build new child care spaces to give families more options for licensed child
dunbarton_high_school

Building Strategies & Sustainability

GTA school named earth’s greenest for 2015

After capturing the Canadian title in 2014, Dunbarton High School in Pickering, Ontario, has been named the greenest school on earth for 2015.