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.


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

Payback period
2 months

Energy reductions
137,500 kWh/year

Cost savings
$15,500/year for electricity
$4,500 in labour savings

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