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Energy Report: Savings By Design

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Energy Report: Savings By Design

Remington Homes leads the industry in energy efficiency at Thornhill Valley Luna Towns

Remington Homes has been in the business of planning, designing and building vibrant, outstanding communities in the GTA for nearly 30 years. It recognizes that sustainability must be at the heart of all of its projects, from conception through creation.

This is why Remington is leading the industry in its commitment to implementing innovative technologies and providing environmentally superior energy efficiency features for its valued homeowners.

Remington Homes balances design and construction with environmentally friendly considerations to create greener living environments. Its latest project, the Thornhill Valley Luna Towns located at the northeast corner of Dufferin Street and Rutherford Road, showcases the process Remington undertakes to ensure the best outcomes.

For Luna Towns, Remington has solicited the support of Enbridge Gas Distribution through its market transformation program Savings by Design. This green building initiative encourages energy-efficient building design and construction practices, promoting the efficient use of energy by offering upfront design assistance, further supported by financial incentives based on tested performance.

Luna is a collection of townhomes that establishes a new benchmark for luxury in this much-sought-after community. Set amongst an established neighborhood of detached homes, shopping and community facilities, this collection of contemporary towns is a departure from the ordinary.

The sleek and cutting-edge geometric design focuses on the use of smooth, clean lines. Modular smooth brick, elegant smooth stone and contemporary window and balcony treatments give these townhomes instant curb appeal while maintaining a tone that is in harmony with the established neighbourhoods that surround the site.

In Luna, award-winning architectural firm RN Designs successfully integrates architectural excellence and energy efficiency. With an eye to resource efficiency and responsibility for the environment, this master-planned community demonstrates the best that can be achieved by taking a holistic approach to community design: one that meets the needs of the people using it while balancing architectural elegance with sustainability.

Through its participation in the Savings by Design program, Remington Homes is constructing energy-efficient, healthy and sustainable homes that exceed building code requirements by at least 25 per cent. Remington is proud to take part in a program that promotes environmental stewardship through reduced greenhouse gas emissions, conservation of natural resources, habitat remediation and environmental education.

SAVINGS BY DESIGN

Go online to find out more about the Savings by Design program and discover all of Remington Homes’ great communities.

SavingsByDesign.ca

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City of Toronto - Home Energy Loan Program

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Stay Warm This Winter for Less

Tired of a cold, drafty home and high energy bills – HELP is here!

Through the City of Toronto’s Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), you can get a low-interest loan to cover the cost of a new high-efficiency furnace, new windows, doors, insulation and more. And if you want to go the extra mile, the loan can also cover the cost of solar rooftop panels, solar hot water heaters, and geothermal heating and cooling!

The great thing about Toronto’s Home Energy Loan Program, is that at the same time that you make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy bills, you’ll also be reducing the emissions that contribute to climate change.

Low-interest rates and great terms

In addition to offering low-interest rates (starting at 2%), and repayment terms of up to 15 years, you can repay the loan at any time without penalty. And if you sell your home and don’t want to pay off the loan, the new homeowner can assume the payments. Sound too good to be true? It’s not!

Save energy, money and more!

The results are impressive. On average, HELP participants::

  • reduce their home energy use by 30%;
  • save over $560 per year on their energy bills; and
  • receive additional incentives of up to $2,250 from utility companies such as Enbridge Gas and IESO.

You can get a loan of up to $75,000 for your improvements. The process begins with an easy online application. The HELP team will then connect you with a Registered Energy Advisor, help you access the incentives provided by the utility companies, and do what they can to make the process smooth and seamless.

Here’s what one HELP participant had to say about their experience retrofitting their Scarborough home:

We wanted to make our home more energy efficient and HELP was a fit for our needs. The renovations would add value to our property. It was an easy experience for us and we are very appreciative!”

The City’s HELP team is available to support you throughout the process. Ready to get started? Have a few questions? We’d love to hear from you.

Contact us at 416-392-1826 or learn more at toronto.ca/home-energy-loan.


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Product Profile: Savings by Design - Canadian Canoe Museum - Mar2017

Product Profile: Savings by Design – Canadian Canoe Museum

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Product Profile: Savings by Design – Canadian Canoe Museum

The new museum is supported by Enbridge to help create a superior building for today and the future

The Canadian Canoe Museum will be moving to a new home beside the National Historic site of the Peterborough Lift Lock on the Trent-Severn Waterway. This new location will physically connect the more than 600 watercraft in the museum’s collection to the waterways of the country and provide enhanced opportunities for visitors, including the diverse water-related programming and associated activities that can be offered by the museum at the historic site.

The visionary design for the new museum was created by heneghan peng architects of Dublin, Ireland, in a joint venture with Toronto’s Kearns Mancini Architects. The team’s elegant, serpentine glass pavilion graced by a stunning green roof was chosen as part of a two-stage international architectural design competition, the first stage of which garnered close to 100 entries from around the world. The submission stood apart from the others as the design works organically with the land rather than overwhelming it.

This innovative new facility will be key in the stewardship of this national cultural asset. Re-locating the museum’s world-class collection to this new purpose-built home will ensure the long-term care and integrity of its remarkable and important array of artifacts and archival materials. The new galleries and collection storage will be designed to meet the Canadian Conservation Institute’s Category A Conservation Standards. Approximately 19,000-square-feet of exhibit space is expected to feature 10 to 12 galleries, among them “The Artist, The Land and the Canoe” and “The Arctic.”

The organization is laying the groundwork for a successful capital campaign that will rely on support locally, provincially and nationally. Currently, the project is in the detailed design phase, providing the perfect opportunity to leverage Enbridge’s program, Savings by Design (SBD). Enbridge takes pride in delivering programs like Savings by Design, a green building initiative that promotes environmental stewardship through reduced green house gas emissions, conservation of natural resources, habitat remediation and environmental education.

Other highlights of the building design are:

  • High bay storage for artefacts that will be accessible to the public;
  • 250-seat multi-purpose room available for events and weddings;
  • Trent-Severn Canal Exhibition;
  • Artisanal workshops;
  • On-canal programming, winter and summer;
  • Connections to Trent-Severn bike path in front of the museum;
  • Outdoor terrace and public space for yoga, festivals and other programming;
  • Gift shop;
  • Café.

“We have an extraordinary opportunity before is to create a fresh museum experience that is profoundly Canadian and yet unlike any other,” said Jeremy Ward, curator, The Canadian Canoe Museum.

THE CANADIAN CANOE MUSEUM

Go online for more information on this exciting project.

CanoeMuseum.ca

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Product Profile: Enbridge

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Savings by Design program improves energy performance and saves on costs

Enbridge Gas Distribution is committed to helping its customers and the environment through delivering and incenting energy education and efficiency programs. Its Savings by Design (SBD) program improves the energy performance of new homes and buildings in Ontario, which in turn helps homeowners and businesses save on their energy costs.

The SBD program is a green building initiative through which Enbridge offers support and financial incentives from early design all the way through construction to assist builders with the vision of constructing energy-efficient, healthy and sustainable homes and buildings that exceed municipal and provincial building code requirements. SBD is delivered with one goal in mind: to help builders and developers achieve higher levels of energy and environmental performance.

The SBD program has assisted in saving over two tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per home with over 7,000 residences having been built to the SBD standard and over 90 commercial buildings in various stages of program participation.

Taking into account the size of the average commercial building, it is expected there will be savings in excess of 27,500 tonnes of GHG emissions as a result of the SBD program by December of 2017.

The SBD program demonstrates wide-reaching impacts with more than 200 residential and commercial builders, their supply chain partners, their customers and their communities having benefitted from the Savings by Design program. The program creates awareness and building inventory that ensures the next generation of buildings in Ontario have the energy and environmental performance commensurate with the province’s goal of leading in the fight against climate change.

Enbridge recognizes that natural resources and green spaces are precious, and we take great responsibility in protecting the environment. To date, its energy-efficiency programs have saved 10.3 billion cubic metres of natural gas, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 19.4 million tonnes. That’s enough energy to heat 4.3 million homes for an entire year.

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Savings by Design

Go online to learn more about the SBD program.

SavingsByDesign.ca

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