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.
Health care and social assistance
$7,000 – $5,000 incentive from Utilities Kingston = $2,000
$15,500/year for electricity
$4,500 in labour savings
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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.
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.