The development of this manual was initiated by the Ontario Association of School Boards Officials’ Effectiveness and Efficiency committee, and funded by the Ministry of Education. The committee identified several key issues regarding “Green Schools” that were of concern to its member; The topic of “Green Schools” is increasing in importance, driven by greater public environmental awareness and rising energy and operation costs; Increased information sharing among Ontario School Boards on Green School best practices and benchmarks would be a positive development.; Pooling resources to commission an Ontario Green School manual would be the most effective way to bring best practices and benchmark information to all boards. To address these concerns the committee commissioned ZAS Architects and Halsall Associates to complete a manual that would disseminate (in some cases, hard-won) lessons learned by Ontario and other School Boards.
OASBO / Ministry of Education