To minimize energy consumption and environmental impacts, and to improve resident comfort and indoor air quality, Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCH) partnered with The Atmospheric Fund (TAF), a regional climate agency that invests in low-carbon solutions. During a multi-year project, the partners retrofitted seven social housing buildings, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent and utility costs by 20 percent. The project is part of the City of Toronto’s larger Tower Renewal strategy to revitalize aging postwar apartment buildings.
These seven social housing buildings are:
101 Kendleton Dr.
121 Kendleton Dr.
111 Kendleton Dr.
7 Arleta Ave.
11 Arleta Ave.
The project reduces utility costs by more than $500,000 per year and GHG emissions by the equivalent of 963 tonnes of CO2, and is expected to yield a 364% return on investment during the 10-year partnership. Supply of fresh air has increased by 75–100%.