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Dark campus strategies for K-12 schools

Dark campus strategies for K-12 schools

Exterior lighting management to save money and reduce vandalism in school facilities Turning off lights is the easiest way to save electricity. K-12 schools in Canada and beyond are taking advantage of this simple strategy to reduce electricity costs, reduce...
Odds of a house fire – 0.2%

Odds of a house fire – 0.2%

In early June 2017, my home was severely damaged in a fire. A low-rise apartment complex under construction caught on fire (from an unknown cause) and the flames spread into neighbouring complexes. Just how rare are house fires? Local news seems to cover a house fire...
Bring energy management into the classrooms

Bring energy management into the classrooms

It is not the job of school facilities and maintenance staff to work directly with students, but student engagement can be a benefit for facilities projects. Mike Lundstrom is the Manager of Maintenance and Facilities at the Wild Rose School Division in Alberta. The...
Cool savings

Cool savings

Replacing or removing underutilized fridges an easy approach to save energy Saving energy does not need a revolutionary approach. It can be done with an analysis of current situations. After a British Columbia school district counted the number of refrigerators in its...
From lab to real world

From lab to real world

Project Blue Thumb is a social innovation lab working to improve the Red Deer River watershed in Alberta Just as water doesn’t linger in the same watershed for long, the benefits of Project Blue Thumb extend far beyond the Red Deer River. Project Blue Thumb connects...