TAF’s TowerWise program aimed to achieve 20 to 30 per cent carbon emission reductions at the Robert Cooke Co-op, a residential complex constructed in 1992 with 28 townhomes and a 123-unit tower. The project team reached this goal through a comprehensive retrofit that reduced carbon emissions by 30 per cent, or an average of 209 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. The retrofit project achieved nearly $93,000 in annual cost savings representing a 20 per cent reduction in total utility costs, far exceeding the initial goal of $65,000 in annual utility savings.
In 2012, the TAF-led retrofit of Robert Cooke Co-op in Toronto was one of the first projects financed through an Energy Savings Performance Agreement (ESPA™). Learn more about the retrofit activities and financing mechanisms in the case study report.