From 2015-2018, TAF partnered with Toronto Community Housing to undertake retrofits in seven buildings on three sites. This case study looks at one of those sites, RJ Smith Apartments. The buildings were constructed in 1965 in Etobicoke; 101 and 121 Kendleton Drive are identical 7-storey buildings of predominantly studio suites and 111 Kendleton is an 11-storey building with some multi-bedroom suites, primarily home to seniors. In total there are 471 suites at R.J. Smith Apartments, with a total gross building area of 25,950 m2.
This site had numerous energy challenges, like old, over-sized, inefficient boilers and inefficient lighting and ventilation systems.
A key result: We reduced overheating in the winter by 59 per cent by installing correctly sized, high-efficiency boilers.