Last month, the federal government announced that it will spend around $40 million to increase the energy efficiency of schools in Ontario. It is expected that this pool of money will be able to fund energy efficiency retrofit projects in more than 172 schools across the province – targeting energy conservation measures such as boiler, insulation and roof replacements.
In addition to the reduced energy consumption, costs and GHG emissions, the measures are expected to play some role in improving air quality and ventilation in schools, which should obviously be a top priority given what we have learned going through a pandemic. As the federal minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Jonathan Wilkinson stated,
It should be noted that this funding will come from money collected from the federal carbon tax. Hopefully, we will see many more such federal funding for larger-scale energy efficiency projects in the future as well.
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COVID-19 Information for CIET Winter-Spring 2021 Training Calendar – CIET Goes Virtual!
Last Updated: January 6, 2021
With more than 90 virtual real-time courses offered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis under our belt, and based on feedback received from more than 800 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered in the winter-spring of 2021 will still be delivered through virtual real-time classrooms.
This will allow everyone to continue accessing CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers, regardless of what happens with the pandemic. You can register for these virtual courses in confidence, knowing that they will provide the same quality of training that you expect from CIET. These real-time training sessions will be available to all participants across Canada, and abroad.
You can find more information about CIET’s virtual training approach:
Through all these measures, CIET hopes to provide as much flexibility as possible to training participants while respecting its commitments to other participants, trainers and partners, as well as public health recommendations.
We thank you very much for your trust and collaboration and look forward to welcoming you in our virtual classrooms!
The CIET Team