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Environmental Initiatives at Our School

We believe that students and staff should contribute to taking care of our environment. We have many features that help lower our school's environmental footprint.

  • Waste Reduction Program

Going Green

Environmental Initiatives at Our School

We believe that students and staff should contribute to taking care of our environment. We have many features that help lower our school's environmental footprint.

  • Waste Reduction Program
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Our School is LEED Certified

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) is an evaluation tool and a rating system that is recognized in over 160 countries as the international mark of excellence for green buildings.

Why is LEED important?

  • Green buildings contribute to a healthier indoor environment for students, staff, and visitors.
  • Schools that meet LEED requirements are designed and built with natural daylight, better ventilation and are furnished with materials that enhance indoor air quality.
  • They are engineered to conserve energy, decrease water consumption, minimize indoor noise and create better thermal comfort through increased insulation and improved temperature control.
  • Staff and students who live, learn and work in these buildings have been found to be more productive, higher performing and healthier.

The physical environment where students learn plays an important role in influencing students and helping them prepare to become citizens in a complex and ever-changing world. By meeting the requirements of LEED certification, our newer schools both provide a healthy learning environment and a real life model of sustainable development.

Since 2006, all new CBE schools have been designed and built to a minimum LEED Silver rating. For more information, including a list of all CBE LEED certified schools, visit the Sustainability page on the CBE website. Also visit the Canada Green Building Council website.​​

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What is our LEED rating?

  • We have LEED Gold Certification.

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We had a great time welcoming @GalileoEducNet @UCalgaryEduc and guests from Japan as they learn more about some of the work happening in #yycbe #abed #wearecbe https://t.co/WfEWeszeCr

Today we welcome fight choreographer, John Knight as he works with our Drama students. #wearecbe https://t.co/qhymPopSkE

Things at the Alberta GSA Conference are in full swing! #abed #wearecbe https://t.co/MTRVeJUkUn

We are thrilled to welcome youth and agencies from across the province today for the 2019 Alberta GSA Conference #wearecbe #abed https://t.co/GDPEwQJtOY

RT @eadimarino: @PLougheedCBE and @MandelaUnited Students from 2 schools came together Thursday evening with the Westside Senior Concert Choir downtown for a joint rehearsal grades 6-12! 🎶❤️👍 United in song and spirit! https://t.co/UILpAVlWfd

Welcoming robotics teams tonight for some exhibition action. #wearecbe https://t.co/Gj6RvX46Tj

RT @Ms_KStarnes: @MandelaUnited checkout Career Match. Workshop and additional resources for current HS & JH Ss. Hear from teachers, counsellors and former Ss about making the most of your high school experience! https://t.co/ROsop56thl

Semi-final action against Father Lacombe #wearecbe https://t.co/55nbYyxjEc

Bio 20 students engaging in some hands on learning this afternoon. #wearecbe https://t.co/QyZezTjac8