CCC#81 - “The Barclay”. Huge windows, huge balconies, ... and electricity bills!. CCC#81 - “The Barclay”. The Barclay’s Energy Conservation Plan Presentation to owners with the participation of the Corporation counsel and Hydro Ottawa representatives January 2012.
Huge windows, huge balconies, ... and electricity bills!
The Barclay’s Energy Conservation Plan
Presentation to owners with the participation of
the Corporation counsel and Hydro Ottawa
The Board recommends implementing the Barclay’s Conservation Energy Plan. This will be done in three steps:
Based on the findings of several studies done over the years and hydro escalating costs, the Board is recommending to implement Suite Metering as Step 1 of the Energy Conservation Plan.
Let’s review the findings.
First Energy Audit - 1989(Sponsor - Ontario Hydro)
Note the amount of the demand imposed by “Apartments 69%”
Further recommendation – Use natural gas for corridor heating (not implemented).
Actions taken by CCC#81:
Since this is summertime, “Heating 59%” is more likely suite stoves, dryers
August 8, 2011, in a report to CCC#81 by GOODKEY, WEEDMARK & ASSOCIATES Ltd
“Utilizing natural gas heating vs. electric baseboards offers potential annual savings of $59,000.00” for CCC#81, assuming that the electric baseboard heaters in each residence are not used during the heating season, and that the gas-heated hot water system supplies 100% of the space heating in the residences.
Note: residence usage for stoves, dishwashers, clothes dryers, lights, televisions etc. falls within that 48%
The present situation
Suite metering will…
From CCC#81 Hydro billing for year 2010:
From CCC#81 billing for year 2010,
“Delivery” = Demand x (sum of several charges).
For January to December period, Delivery charges = $43,180
Assigning about 50% to Suites would reduce the CCC#81 bill by $21,500, without this charge appearing on Suites' billing. i.e. this will further reduce condo fees, w/o increasing owners' individual Hydro bills!
Total Fee Reduction Estimate(and with HST)
Suite Metering is expected to reduce owners' expenses because:
1. Gasification for the Barclay
2. Replacement of windows -- 2015/2018
(Modern glazing and window frames could lead to energy savings for residents, ranging from 20% to 50%). This will be covered by the Reserve Fund.
Note: The Reserve Fund cannot be used for the Suite Metering and the
To fund these projects, our options are: