Case Studies

Demonstrating sustainability and profitability go hand-in-hand

Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation

Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation is a social housing provider that manages of 1,577 rent-geared-to-income, rent-supplemented housing units, senior and adult units in the City of Kingston and Frontenac County, Ontario.

Project

Upgraded over 300 new stove ranges with Safe-T-Elements, saving 166 kWh per stove each year.

Location
Kingston

Industry
Health care and social assistance

Size
Small

Cost
$180,700 – $8,700 incentive from Utilities Kingston = $172,000

Payback period
7.5 years

Energy reductions
140,000 kWh/year

GHG reductions
7 tonnes of GHGs/year

Cost savings
$24,000/year for electricity
($299,000 over 20 years)

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