Over 160 Energy Efficiency projects set to Move Ahead for Schools in Saskatchewan with Carbon Pricing Proceeds

EIN CAIF 400

Sept 17, 2020

Through the Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF), the federal government will provide approximately $12 million dollars to fund 164 projects that will help to make schools in Saskatchewan more sustainable and climate resilient. Each project will help schools save money, reduce energy costs and enable them to actively take part in Canada’s climate plan.

Through this funding, schools in Saskatchwan will benefit from better-insulated windows, newer heating and cooling systems and other energy efficiency projects. For example, Vanier Collegiate in Moose Jaw will receive $76,800 to upgrade the existing light fixtures in the gym, hallways and building exterior with LED lights and replace inefficient rooftop units; Michael A. Riffel Catholic High School in Regina will receive $333,000 for LED lighting upgrades; and, Evan Hardy Collegiate in Saskatoon will receive $571,000 for boiler and roof replacement retrofits.  

This funding comes from the proceeds from the federal carbon pollution pricing system, which invests in projects that reduce carbon pollution, save money, and create good, green jobs. CAIF programming was launched in May 2019 and returns carbon pollution pricing proceeds to the jurisdictions from which they were collected.

Approximately 90% of proceeds are flowing directly back to individuals in OntarioManitobaNew Brunswick and Saskatchewan through Climate Action Incentive payments. Most households in those provinces will get more back through Climate Action Incentive payments than the costs they incur due to federal carbon pollution pricing. Through the Climate Action Incentive payment, this year a family of four will receive $809 in Saskatchewan.

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