Toronto Community Housing Receives $1.6 million Enbridge Rebate for energy efficiency projects

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May 21, 2019

Jim Sanders, Senior Vice President at Enbridge Gas Inc. presented a $1.6 million cheque to Toronto Community Housing among residents of the Janet Magee building on May 17th. The contribution is the result of 36 energy efficiency upgrade projects that were completed throughout 2018 and is the largest rebate cheque Enbridge has given through its Affordable Housing energy efficiency program.

The projects involved a combination of boilers, ventilation upgrades, and building controls at various locations throughout the City of Toronto, and will bring comfort, cost, and energy efficiency benefits to tenants and Toronto Community Housing.

Sanders congratulated Toronto Community Housing on their conservation and energy efficiency efforts. As part of the 36 projects, 131 boilers that provide space and water heating to 28 buildings were upgraded. These projects will achieve an annual natural gas cost avoidance of $524,085. The savings are substantial and are part of Toronto Community Housing’s commitment to reducing energy costs and upgrading its social housing stock.

With the help of the City, Toronto Community Housing has invested nearly $1 billion during the past five years in capital repairs and building renewal, to improve living conditions, safety, accessibility and comfort for thousands of tenants, and made energy-efficient upgrades in dozens of buildings. 

Key Facts

  • Through Enbridge’s Affordable Housing Multi-Residential Program, Toronto Community Housing is receiving $1.6 million towards the completion of 36 energy efficiency projects in 2018.
  • The combined result of these 36 projects is the largest rebate cheque Enbridge has ever given.
  • This will result in a combined natural gas savings of 1.7 million meters cubed, and a greenhouse gas reduction of 3,266 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year – equivalent to taking 640 passenger cars off the road for one year.
  • It’s expected that the result of these upgrades will amount to an annual avoided gas cost of more than $524,000.
  • Since 2015, Enbridge Gas has provided Toronto Community Housing with more than $3.2 Million in incentive funding through its Affordable Housing Program, and have saved $2.9 Million in avoided gas costs for Toronto Community Housing.

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