Case Studies & Stories
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
137,500 kWh/ year
$15,500/ year for electricity
$4,500 in labour savings
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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.
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.