First Ever High-Rise EnerPHit Retrofit in Canada Will Create More Affordable Housing for Seniors in Hamilton

Working with ERA Architects and the whole design team, JMV Consulting is the Passive House consultant for the Ken Soble Tower Retrofit project. As seen below, CMHC has announced major funding to help turn this project into reality.

Through the NHS Affordable Housing Innovation Fund the federeal government is investing close to $3.7M and has a financial commitment of $6.3M through National Housing Co-Investment Fund for the Ken Soble Tower transformation. Other partners involved in the project include the City of Hamilton and the Federation of Canadian Municipalites. This project by CityHousing Hamilton, the retrofit of the 17-storey, vacant and unhabitable apartment building, with Passive House standard, will provide 146 new affordable appartments for seniors.

The Ken Soble Tower transformation will showcase how multi-residential postwar structures may be rehabilitated to the Passive House standard. It will result in significant reductions in energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and energy intensity of the building. The Passive House standard reduces operating costs for buildings, which contributes to increased affordability for tenants.