_ New Years’ Resolutions for a Healthier Planet _ _ TCI and Cleaner Air for Schools offers some food for thought when it comes to your new years’ resolutions and how to make them achievable, measureable and connected to what we are passionate, about our planet. With recent weather changes it is even more evident that Mother Earth needs our support more than ever so let’s work together and make change. You’ll feel better for doing it and our planet will be happier as well. _ Here are the top five resolutions we have [...]
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_ A Year in Review _ Improved Occupant Health & Safety, Energy savings and a reduction in GHG emissions post pandemic and a a better performing building into the future, an interview with Tim Cresswell, CEO, TCI. _ _ So, when the pandemic hit back in March of 2020, a variety of authorities like The Science Table and ASHRAE providing recommendations on how to combat the COVID Virus. We originally thought it was on surfaces, and then they soon realized that it was in an aerosolized form, which meant we needed to provide more [...]
_ Nerva Celebrates with Fire, Food, Music and Giving at their Grand Opening October 20th _ _ NERVA Energy recently opened their new office in Hamilton and celebrated their Grand Opening October 20th with fire, food, music and giving, all in their newly furnished 33,000 sq. ft. facility located in Hamilton to support their continued growth and expansion in Ontario and beyond. A good portion of their growth can be attributed to Cleaner Air for Schools reaching a new milestone of 1,000 schools in the program increasing ventilation and potentially reducing energy and carbon in classrooms. [...]
_ Indwell: Hopes and Homes for All _ _ Compassion Drives Staff Efforts to Support Community One thing for sure is that the people at Indwell are compassionate and often come from a place of personal experience and advocating for those people with mental health and well-being issues. “We support those who are living in poverty, because of their state of mental health and well-being. It's easy to see how somebody ends up living in poverty if they lose important family connections and their support systems due to their mental health issues - they really [...]
Ventilation Improvement Program for Ontario Schools Reaches a Major Milestone - - Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario schools have definitely had their share of ups and downs. From student cohorts, to online learning, and then back to in-person learning - the last two years have proven to be a roller-coaster of new experiences. There seems to be a silver lining in all of this chaos with school districts who have invested in Cleaner Air for Schools, a program designed to: improve ventilation and purification in under ventilated schools, and Reduce energy and carbon in over ventilated [...]
_ ERDI Fall Conference in Vancouver _ Article written by Marie Cresswell, President, TCI. _ ERDI Fall Conference in Vancouver welcomed 50 Directors of Education and Superintendents and over one hundred corporate partners from thirty-five Canadian corporations to share exchange ideas and develop innovative programs, services and products for students and staff in the schools across Canada. _ _ Gina Niccoli-Moen, Superintendent of Schools and her team kicked off the conference Wednesday, presenting a candid reflective session on the Burnaby School District’s Anti-Racism journey to date. From Board motion to student, staff, [...]
_ The President’s Classic Golf Tournament with Mohawk College _ _ For Mohawk College, the President’s Classic Golf Tournament was more than just a golf tournament it was a fabulous way for staff, partners and community members to reconnect not only socially but for a very important cause – student wellness. _ _ On September 22, 2022 one hundred and thirty golfers participated in the Mohawk President’s Golf Classic at Heron Point Golf Links, Alberton, Ontario with the goal of raising $30,000 for student mental health resources and service, an urgent priority on [...]
_ Ep. 16 - Storybooks, Gregg Jorritsma with...Tim and Marie Cresswell, Thomas Cole Inc. _ Conversations with everyday entrepreneurs about their start and the lessons learned along the way. _ Tim and Marie join the show to discuss clean air, schools and sustainability which are just a few of the cornerstones of their business Thomas Cole Inc. _ _ Listen to the Episode Here _ View The Full Story Here _
_ 7 Tips to Save Energy & Reduce Carbon in Your Schools _ Written by Josh Lewis, VP Energy Engineering, Nerva Energy Group _ Managing energy performance and carbon emissions is no easy task. Each school building is unique, and as a result, will require a different combination of measures in order to drive maximum efficiency. As we approach the upcoming heating season school boards will be faced with two new fiscal and operational challenges – rising utility rates and the Federal Carbon Tax. In Ontario, electricity rates are estimated to rise by [...]
_ Sustainable Seneca _ _ Building Partnerships across Academics, Operations, Community and Culture. _ Exciting changes are afoot at Seneca, which now includes more than 45,000 full-time students and more than 45,000 part-time registrants. With the recently established Office of Sustainability, the institution is now putting its core values front and centre in a way that embodies “sustainable Seneca.” Don Forster, Director of Seneca’s Office of Sustainability "The mission of the Office of Sustainability is to integrate sustainability into all aspects of Seneca, making us the sustainable Seneca. From the top [...]