DCC 120 is leading the charge in multi-residential energy conservation in Durham Region
A perfect example of this is a project completed near the end of 2017, DCC 120 converted their underground parking garage to LED. The benefits were immediately noticeable through increased quality of lighting in their parking garage, and the savings reflected on their utility bill. During the month of January, they are working on upgrading their outdoor pole lighting, replacing 500 sconce lights with LED fixtures in 4 of their buildings and replacing T8 lights in stairwells with LED.
Mr. Mitchell has taken the lead on an HVAC rebate program working with both Veridian and the product manufacturer, Mitsubishi. In true leadership form, Mr. Mitchell purchased a new Mitsubishi heat pump unit and received at $2500.00 rebate from Veridian. 3 other residents quickly followed suit and many more are interested. Mitsubishi will be providing a seminar for residents, as well as offering financing for low income residents. All in all Mr. Mitchell anticipates up to 50 residents taking advantage of this program.
DCC 120's energy committee is also working hard on a toilet replacement program for residents, including securing a bulk rate on an install of over 90 energy efficient toilets.
"DCC 120 is moving full steam ahead with our energy saving and carbon footprint reduction agenda. It takes a substantial amount of time and effort to organize and implement these programs." Remarked Paul Mitchell. "We are thankful for the support provided from EcoBusiness Network and our other partners. We look forward to continuing to work with EBN and are eager to set carbon reduction targets and input our most recent hydro and water usage data into their Carbon Accounting Tool to start to see the impact our efforts."
DCC 120 is currently in the process of assessing the ROI on replacing inefficient makeup air units in 4 of their buildings and has plans to replace the makeup air unit, dehumidifier and dampers at their pool. Both of these projects will allow DCC 120 to regulate their hydro usage utilizing new control technology.
We commend the effort and commitment to energy savings demonstrated by DCC 120. With the incentives available through local utilities for energy efficiency, the business case for upgrading outdated and inefficient technology speaks for itself.
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