New fossil-fuel-free multi-residential development planned in Toronto
The townhomes are projected to use 52% less energy, emit 89% fewer greenhouse gases and reduce energy costs by 11% when compared to traditional townhouse developments.
September 16, 2020 By Energy Manager Canada
Canadian developer of low-rise and condominium housing communities, The Daniels Corp., have announced the the launch of its Field House EcoUrban Towns, in Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood. The townhome community is placing a focus on energy efficiency and low carbon emissions.
Now under construction, the Field House project features 24, three-storey townhomes, ranging in size from just over 1,319 sq. ft. to just over 1,700 sq. ft.
Once constructed and occupied, the townhomes are projected to use 52% less energy, emit 89% fewer greenhouse gases and reduce energy costs by 11% when compared to Daniels’ traditional townhouses.
Featured elements in development include:
- All electric high-efficiency heat pumps – providing 300 to 360% efficiency compared to 95% efficiency of a typical gas boiler plant
- PowerPipe drain water heat recovery – recovering energy from warm shower water to preheat water coming into the water heater and reducing energy consumption
- Reversomatic energy recovery ventilators – set to reduce energy consumption and utility costs through the recovery of energy from exhaust air. Also improving indoor air quality through a consistent flow of fresh air into the units
- High performance building envelopes – provide superior insulated walls to help reduce energy consumption and utility costs by preventing exterior air leaks
- Triple glazed windows – compared to double glazed options, the additional pane of glass makes it more difficult for energy to move through windows. Also results in improved thermal comfort and less noise from outside
- Low flow faucets and single flush low consumption toilets – help reduce water consumption, which can save thousands of gallons of water per year
- “Smart Meter” technology and efficient appliances – including a heat pump dryer which uses approximately half the energy of alternative options
- LED light fixtures – using 25 to 80% less energy than traditional lightbulbs
- Electric vehicle charging – all parking spaces feature SAE J1772 connectors to support electric vehicles
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