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.


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


Health care and social assistance


$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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Hamilton and Burlington

Walker Emulsions

Rented and temporarily installed a water softener to test the viability of producing emulsion using soft water, with the goal of preventing build-up in process heat exchangers.

Waterloo Region

City of Kitchener

Installed a coil on a supply air duct at City Hall to reclaim the heat exhausted through the evaporative fluid cooler that is created when the air handling unit is in dehumidification mode.



Replaced two of their trucks with electric vehicles.

York Region

Alectra Utilities (York Region)

Conducted an idling reduction initiative for fleet and personal vehicles at service centres.