Ottawa Community Housing

Ottawa Community Housing

November 26, 2008 10:25 ET

Media Advisory: Learn How Enbridge Gas Distribution is Helping EnviroCentre Weatherize 150 Ottawa Community Housing Homes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 26, 2008) -

WHEN:  Friday, November 28, 2008 at 10 am

WHO:   Hon. Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community and Social Services
       Jo-Anne Poirier, CEO, Ottawa Community Housing Corporation
       Will Akkermans, GM, Eastern Region, Enbridge Gas Distribution,
       Stephen Koch, Chair, EnviroCentre

WHAT:  Presentations to two families that have already benefited
       from the Enbridge Gas Distribution Weatherization Program 
       and media access to an upgraded home

WHERE: 1030 rue du Pere Charlebois Street : Click here for directions.

Over 150 Enbridge customers living in Ottawa Community Housing will benefit from cost-effective basement and attic weatherization upgrades to their homes. Based on current rates, they could save about $500 a year in reduced natural gas bills. This is being made possible through the Enbridge Gas Distribution Home Weatherization Retrofit Program and thanks to the cooperation of Ottawa Community Housing officials and tenants.

Based on before and after home energy evaluations conducted so far, savings of about 1,000 cubic metres (m3) of natural gas per year per home are being projected thanks to an average investment of about $2,000 by Enbridge Gas Distribution. Total reductions of carbon dioxide emissions from all 150 homes are projected to reach 300 tonnes per year.

Thanks to the installation of R12 insulation with a puncture resistant vapour barrier, these old basements now conform to the Ontario Building Code for new homes.

EnviroCentre is the City of Ottawa's non-profit partner for delivering energy efficiency services, including ecoEnergy evaluations that can qualify households for up to $10,000 in rebates. It generates most of its revenue from retail sales but receives support from the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for specific projects.

Contact Information

  • Dana Silk
    General Manager
    Mobile: 613-255-8557