Sherbrooke Regional School Board

Sherbrooke Regional School Board

The Sherbrooke Regional School Board undertook an energy efficiency project in 26 buildings with the goal of improving its environmental footprint and lowering its energy costs. The project is now generating more than $660,000 in annual savings, and greenhouse gas emissions have been lowered by 2707 metric tons per year.

The project featured a geothermal energy system that is now recovering free heat from the ground via 13 geothermal wells and a network of heat pumps. One of the high schools underwent a major overhaul of its electromechanical infrastructures, combining three existing mechanical rooms into one rooftop mechanical room. This high school is also benefiting from new air-source heat pumps that recover energy from the outside air.

An awareness campaign was an integral part of this project. Ecosystem worked closely with the Sherbrooke Regional School Board to stimulate student participation via a website, quizzes, and a contest where students submitted ideas for sustainable development solutions at their schools.

  • 27%

    Energy Bill Reduction

  • 2012-2014

    Project Period

  • $7.9M

    Investment

  • $660,738

    Annual Savings

  • $1.2M

    Guaranteed Incentives

Measures

  • Air-source heat pumps
  • Geothermal energy
  • Heat recovery
  • Steam to hot water conversion
  • Addition and optimization of centralized controls
  • Ventilation optimization
  • Installation of efficient boilers and hot water heaters
  • Off-peak heating
  • Steam system optimization
  • Power factor correction