Appleby Woods Condominiums

Background

  • Enerbuild 7000 – energy efficient building
  • Location: Upper Middle Road and Appleby Line
  • 101 condominiums in a 6 storey building

Energy Saving Measures

  • Insulated concrete forms (ICF) wall construction throughout (five inches of high-density polystyrene foam that is combined with an eight-inch thick concrete wall).
  • R50 roof insulation (ten inches of rigid Styrofoam insulation, instead of the typical four inches)
  • Low-E argon windows
  • Hollowcore concrete floors
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Motion-sensored common lighting
  • Insulated water piping
  • Blanketed water heaters
  • Programmable thermostats in all units
  • Energy Star rated fridge, stove, dishwasher, over the range microwave and stackable washer/dryer

Energy Producing Measures

  • Ground source heating and cooling
  • On grid electricity from wind turbines (producing six kilowatts of power at its peak) and from four 20-metre long solar arrays (generating another 25 kilowatts of power)
  • Solar powered parking lot lighting

Water Saving Measures

  • Dual flush toilets
  • Energy Star rated dishwasher and stackable washer/dryer
  • Collecting and storing rainwater for use on landscaped areas

Other

  • Recycling facilities
  • Parking lots built with recycled aggregate

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