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.
KFHC previously upgraded over 1,000 lights in halls and stairwells to eco-friendly fluorescent bulbs. In 2017, they upgraded again, replacing all 24-hour fluorescent lighting with LED lights. These LED lights will last about 6 years, avoiding labour costs for annually replacing fluorescent bulbs.
$7,000 – $5,000 incentive from Utilities Kingston = $2,000
$15,500/year for electricity
$4,500 in labour savings
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Changed eight standard 1500W wall mounted convection heaters to eight 800W ceiling mounted far infrared radiant heaters.
Conducted an idling reduction initiative for fleet and personal vehicles at service centres.
More efficiently programmed heating cycles, added a layer on stained glass windows, and improved door seals with inexpensive consumer solutions.