Ottawa Community Housing to save millions thanks to energy efficiency upgrades

By Alison Sandor, CFRA News, October 13, 2016

When you're the city's biggest landlord, your utility bills can end up costing quite the pretty penny.But Ottawa Community Housing is taking steps to save on energy.OCH has upgraded all of the lights in the common areas of their buildings across the city to LED bulbs. They've also installed heat monitoring systems at a number of properties. The retrofit work done at buildings across the city is expected to save them some $57-million over the next decade.

"We look at $4 to $6-million per year on utility savings, water savings, utility all together," said Giguere. OCH also recently installed low flush toilets in a number of their units.

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