Timeline: Construction began in 2019 – ongoing.
The 18-storey Ken Soble Tower, built in 1967, is the oldest high-rise building in City of Hamilton Housing’s portfolio and a landmark on Hamilton’s West Harbour waterfront. Along with new plumbing and electrical systems, the project will install heat-recovery systems and direct ducting of fresh air into all units.
Other retrofit tasks include:
- Application of an air barrier to exterior brick topped by mineral wool
- Removal of balconies to eliminate thermal bridging and reduce maintenance
The project aims to decrease overall energy intensity by at least 70% and cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than 90%. The project will qualify as one of only 10 high-rise retrofits registered with International PH Certification in the world – and the first in North America.
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Action: Net-zero municipal facilities and buildings