Schools Get Green Makeover Students at Northern Secondary School in Toronto will soon have a better place to learn.
Ontario is helping more than 1,000 schools become greener and more energy efficient, creating and sustaining more than 5,500 jobs. The $600-million investment benefits students and local economies, modernizes schools and supports Ontario's green economy.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty visited Northern today, which is getting new energy efficient windows and exterior brick. The upgrades will improve classrooms in the 79-year-old school and save the school board energy and money. Construction is underway and will wrap up before the cold weather sets in.
-Since 2003, the McGuinty government has invested $4.8 billion through the Good Places to Learn program to repair, renew and replace schools.
-The province is investing $83.1 million to help boards retrofit schools in Toronto.
-This investment will help lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduce annual energy consumption by about 100 million megajoules per year, enough to power more than 2,500 homes.
Source: Government of Ontario
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