This week marked the official launch of a new energy retrofit project which will improve the carbon footprint and indoor environmental conditions for over 1,200 households. Three principal partners—Toronto Community Housing, the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, and Ecosystem—are working together to achieve this ambitious $4.2M project.
Seven multi-unit apartment buildings that are managed by Toronto Community Housing will be upgraded to:
Ecosystem was selected as the project’s design-build partner after successfully responding to a competitive request for proposals. Ecosystem will manage the project according to the Integrated Project Delivery approach, where stakeholders participate in structured charrettes to share ideas and align interests in order to deliver a project with greater value and added benefits.
The project is being financed by the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, and Ecosystem is providing guarantees for project costs and savings.
The project was officially launched in a press conference on September 22nd at 720 Trethewey Drive, a building managed by Toronto Community Housing.
The above photo shows several attendees (left to right): Guillaume Lavallée (Ecosystem’s Project Director), Julia Langer (Toronto Atmospheric Fund’s CEO), Ana Bailão (Toronto City Councillor), Frank Di Giorgio (Toronto City Councillor), and Sheila Penny (Vice President of Facilities Management for Toronto Community Housing).