Energy Conservation Week

Design & Technology

Each house received an energy audit and was modeled to determine various energy reduction scenarios. We applied this base model to each home:

  • Air sealing and insulation
  • CFL and LED lights
  • Low flow fixtures (shower head, toilet, aerators)
  • ENERGY STAR refrigerator and front-loading washer
  • Gas range and dryer (except in Kitchener).

Windsor

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  • Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation
  • 1-1/2 storey 60-year-old wartime home
  • Brick cladding
  • EGH* 55
  • Base Model only

Projected Outcome:

  • Energy reduction 58%
  • GHG reduction 7.7 tonnes

Kitchener

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  • Region of Waterloo
  • K-W Urban Native Wigwam Project
  • 1-1/2 storey 60-year-old wartime home
  • Brick cladding
  • EGH* 70
  • Base Model +
  • Energy saving bathroom fan
  • Basement windows
  • Front window
  • Doors

Projected Outcome:

  • Energy reduction 31%
  • GHG reduction 2.7 tonnes

Toronto

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  • Toronto Community Housing
  • 2 storey semi-detached 90 years+
  • Partial brick and aluminum siding
  • EGH* 55
  • Base Model+
  • High efficiency furnace
  • High efficiency condensing water tank
  • Heat Recovery Ventilator
  • Doors

Projected Outcome:

  • Energy reduction 68%
  • GHG reduction 8.6 tonnes

Ottawa

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  • Ottawa Community Housing: project to begin July 2009
  • 1-1/2 storey 60-year-old wartime home
  • Brick cladding
  • EGH* 55
  • Base Model+
  • High efficiency hydronic heating system
  • ENERGY STAR windows and doors
  • Solar thermal system
  • Solar photovoltaic system

Projected Outcome:

  • Energy reduction 87%
  • GHG reduction 10.3 tonnes
  • Zero energy cost
  • Net Energy Earnings

*EGH: EnerGuide for Houses is a Canadian standard measurement for home energy efficiency. On a scale of 0100, higher scores indicate higher efficiency.