Greener senior living

With a growing need for more seniors’ affordable housing, Thorold Non-Profit Housing Corporation turned to the energy consultants at Enbridge Gas for assistance.


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    Attending the Savings by Design workshop gave access to industry specialists and energy experts and provided cost-effective strategies for achieving their sustainability goals.

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    Building is 35 percent more energy efficient than required by Ontario Building Code.


Projected annual energy cost savings

Projected annual natural gas savings

13,250 kg CO2e
Projected GHG reduction

Benefitting from expert advice

Thorold Non-Profit Housing Corporation and their design team from Raimondo + Associates Architects Inc. attended a full-day Savings by Design workshop where industry specialists and energy experts provided cost-effective strategies for achieving their sustainability goals.

“Working with the Enbridge Gas team on our new construction project was one of the best decisions we made,” said Pat Thomson, Treasurer, Thorold Non-Profit Housing Corporation. “Our reduced energy costs will carry forward into the future and, even better, the cash incentives we realized from this Enbridge Gas program went a long way towards financing the improvements. This program delivers exactly as promised, highly professional service with no strings attached!”

The completed project—a three-storey building with 14 affordable seniors’ rental apartments and office space—is 35 percent more energy efficient than required by the Ontario Building Code.

Key energy-saving enhancements

  • High-efficiency heating and cooling equipment
  • In-suite programmable thermostats

“The selected energy conservation strategies, coupled with the Enbridge Gas incentives, helped to reduce incremental costs associated with the energy conservation strategy investments in this building and maintain the housing affordability over the long term.”

Emilio Raimondo, President,
Raimondo + Associates Architects Inc.

Discover what's possible with free sustainable design assistance

Savings by Design* offers free design expertise, energy modelling and financial incentives to help you design and build affordable housing that saves energy and costs less to operate.

To participate, your organization must have received financial assistance, past or present, from a government program aimed at increasing affordable housing.

How it works

No-cost integrated design process workshop

In this free full-day workshop, your team will strategize with sustainable design experts to maximize your project’s energy and environmental performance.

$7,500 technical assistance incentive

This financial incentive helps offset any consulting fees from your design team for time spent attending the workshop.

Up to $120,000 energy performance incentive

Based on the energy performance of the completed housing project, you could be eligible to receive financial incentives for each unit, up to $120,000 per project.

Apply today to get the most out of your next affordable housing project

* Mandatory fields

Maximum potential incentive is $120,000 per affordable housing project, based on number of affordable units and as-designed and as-built energy performance (at least 20 percent above Ontario Building Code). Projects must be located in the Enbridge Gas service area. HST is not applicable and will not be added to incentive payments.