EQuilibrium Communities Initiative                       TM                      Jamie Shipley                     CMHC - ...
3Goals of the Initiative Fund and support developers to  improve performance in designing  and developing sustainable  co...
4Scope of the Initiative Joint initiative until 2012 —  Canada Mortgage and Housing  Corporation / Natural Resources  Can...
5Research Objectives     Canada Mortgage and                                    Natural Resources Canada  Housing Corporat...
6 Resources Approximately $550,000 per project Activities that improve environmental  performance through research and  ...
7Selection Process Issued public Request for Submissions Received 44 submissions Projects selected by external evaluati...
8Integration Across Six Themes1. Energy — an energy-efficient   community that balances energy   supply and use to minimiz...
9Integration Across Six Themes (cont.)3. Transportation — a community   that reduces fossil-fuel use from   personal vehic...
10Integration Across Six Themes (cont.)5. Natural Environment — a community   that protects and enhances/restores   the na...
11Project Types     SHOWCASE                                                  IMPROVEMENT recently completed,            ...
12To date, four projects have been announced:     Station Pointe, Edmonton     Ampersand, Ottawa     Regent Park Revita...
13Station Pointe, EdmontonDeveloper: The Communitas Group Ltd.              Image courtesy of              Hartwig Archite...
14Station Pointe, EdmontonDescription: redevelopment in Fort Road  community — renewal project on  former industrial land...
15Station Pointe, EdmontonProposed features: within walking distance of a LRT  station/bus terminal 75% reduction in bui...
16Ampersand, OttawaDeveloper: Minto Group Inc.         A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s Canme...
17Ampersand, OttawaDescription: in Ottawa’s planned South  Nepean Town Centre over 1,000 homes (stacked  townhouses to m...
18Ampersand, Ottawa walking distance of  existing shopping and  bus rapid transit stationProposed research: district ene...
19Ampersand, OttawaProposed research (cont.): High degree of pedestrian  connectivity high-quality public parks:  commun...
20Ampersand, Ottawa$550,000 total funding from CMHC and NRCanActivities include: analysis for renewable energy; green fin...
21Regent Park Revitalization, TorontoDeveloper: Toronto Community Housing (TCH)                                           ...
22Regent Park Revitalization, TorontoDescription: ongoing redevelopment of  a social housing community  in east downtown...
23Regent Park Revitalization, TorontoFeatures: energy use targeted to be 40-50%  lower than building to MNECB community ...
24Regent Park Revitalization, TorontoFeatures (cont.): exceptional access to public transit, jobs,  civic amenities and d...
25Regent Park Revitalization, Toronto$550,000 total funding from CMHC and NRCanActivities include: analysis for expansion...
26Ty-Histanis, near TofinoDeveloper: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations (TFN)     Image courtesy of David Nairne & Associates Ltd...
27Ty-Histanis, near TofinoDescription: new community: 84 hectares  of land transferred from Pacific  Rim National Park Re...
28Ty-Histanis, near TofinoProposed features 50% reduction in GHGs: building envelope, efficient  heating, electrical and ...
29To Stay Informed: Visit ecoACTION.gc.ca for updatesOr send inquiries to … E-mail your contact information to  EQuilibr...
30                  Thank You!                    Jamie Shipley                   CMHC - ResearchA collaborative initiativ...
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CMHC's Jamie Shipley Provides an overview of the EQuilibrium Communities Program, involving four pilot developments from across Canada that showcase best practices for environmental and urban design.

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  1. 1. EQuilibrium Communities Initiative TM Jamie Shipley CMHC - Research A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  2. 2. 3Goals of the Initiative Fund and support developers to improve performance in designing and developing sustainable communities Demonstrate how the neighbourhood scale offers unique opportunities for integration across systems Measure, showcase and share what works Credit: Canada Lands Company A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  3. 3. 4Scope of the Initiative Joint initiative until 2012 — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation / Natural Resources Canada CanmetENERGY $4.2 million for technical activities and showcasing the performance of selected Credit: Canadian Pacific Railway neighbourhood development projects across Canada A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  4. 4. 5Research Objectives Canada Mortgage and Natural Resources Canada Housing Corporation (CMHC) (NRCan) Improved environmental  NRCan’s CanmetENERGY performance of residential, mixed works with communities use neighbourhoods to reduce their energy Integration of housing and consumption by understanding community infrastructure such as the synergies between energy, transportation, water and building design, urban form, waste water, natural environment transportation and land Built examples, technical analysis use, and assisting with the and supporting information that development of integrated are of use to developers and community energy system municipalities concepts. A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  5. 5. 6 Resources Approximately $550,000 per project Activities that improve environmental performance through research and design modifications Monitoring, commissioning and showcasing of performance A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  6. 6. 7Selection Process Issued public Request for Submissions Received 44 submissions Projects selected by external evaluation committee — experts in the six themes A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  7. 7. 8Integration Across Six Themes1. Energy — an energy-efficient community that balances energy supply and use to minimize greenhouse gas emissions2. Land Use and Housing — a compact community with a balanced mix of activities, housing choices, and commercial, institutional, recreational and industrial land uses A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  8. 8. 9Integration Across Six Themes (cont.)3. Transportation — a community that reduces fossil-fuel use from personal vehicle travel and provides opportunities for energy-efficient and healthy alternatives4. Water, Waste Water and Storm Water — a community that minimizes the use and disposal of water and negative impacts on watersheds A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  9. 9. 10Integration Across Six Themes (cont.)5. Natural Environment — a community that protects and enhances/restores the natural environment6. Financial Viability — a marketable community that through its design, operation, integration and financing is economically viable over the long term A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  10. 10. 11Project Types SHOWCASE IMPROVEMENT recently completed,  begun planning/ or under construction design process focus on showcasing, or  focus on improving measuring and performance through monitoring analysis, design modifications A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  11. 11. 12To date, four projects have been announced:  Station Pointe, Edmonton  Ampersand, Ottawa  Regent Park Revitalization, Toronto  Ty-Histanis, near Tofino A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  12. 12. 13Station Pointe, EdmontonDeveloper: The Communitas Group Ltd. Image courtesy of Hartwig Architects Inc. A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  13. 13. 14Station Pointe, EdmontonDescription: redevelopment in Fort Road community — renewal project on former industrial lands northeast of downtown over 1,400 m2 commercial/retail, daycare, community facilities 220 affordable and market homes: townhomes, mid/high-rise apartments Image courtesy of Hartwig Architects Inc. project is in planning phase A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  14. 14. 15Station Pointe, EdmontonProposed features: within walking distance of a LRT station/bus terminal 75% reduction in building energy use treat 100% of wastewater on site for re-use in toilets and irrigation 100% stormwater diverted Image courtesy of Hartwig Architects Inc. “Winter City” design concepts A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  15. 15. 16Ampersand, OttawaDeveloper: Minto Group Inc. A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  16. 16. 17Ampersand, OttawaDescription: in Ottawa’s planned South Nepean Town Centre over 1,000 homes (stacked townhouses to mid-rise apartments) over 25,000 m2 of commercial/retail space, civic uses, public open space project is in planning phase A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  17. 17. 18Ampersand, Ottawa walking distance of existing shopping and bus rapid transit stationProposed research: district energy system, with renewables, biomass permeable pavements, green roofs rainwater recovery, greywater re-use, e.g. for irrigation A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  18. 18. 19Ampersand, OttawaProposed research (cont.): High degree of pedestrian connectivity high-quality public parks: community and home scale food-growing, 30% tree canopy green financing options (e.g. green loans for energy- efficiency improvements) A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  19. 19. 20Ampersand, Ottawa$550,000 total funding from CMHC and NRCanActivities include: analysis for renewable energy; green financing; stormwater run-off and water use reduction; and sustainable landscape practices consultation/alignment with the community and approval authorities showcasing of performance A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  20. 20. 21Regent Park Revitalization, TorontoDeveloper: Toronto Community Housing (TCH) Image courtesy of Toronto Community Housing A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  21. 21. 22Regent Park Revitalization, TorontoDescription: ongoing redevelopment of a social housing community in east downtown funding is for phase 1: about 1/3 of new housing units are occupied Image courtesy of Toronto Community Housing 670 market condos, 360 affordable rentals, from townhouses to high-rise apartments 2 daycares, over 2,500 m2 retail/commercial, including bank and large grocery store A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  22. 22. 23Regent Park Revitalization, TorontoFeatures: energy use targeted to be 40-50% lower than building to MNECB community energy system, energy- efficient building envelopes green roofs, porous pavers low-flow fixtures, water-efficient landscape design monitoring water and energy use: education for residents A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  23. 23. 24Regent Park Revitalization, TorontoFeatures (cont.): exceptional access to public transit, jobs, civic amenities and daily destinations — all within walking distance green roofs, public open space connected to pedestrian network 35% rental, all lower than area average or rent-geared-to-income, homeownership program A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  24. 24. 25Regent Park Revitalization, Toronto$550,000 total funding from CMHC and NRCanActivities include: analysis for expansion and upgrade of the community energy system water monitoring showcasing performance A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  25. 25. 26Ty-Histanis, near TofinoDeveloper: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations (TFN) Image courtesy of David Nairne & Associates Ltd. A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  26. 26. 27Ty-Histanis, near TofinoDescription: new community: 84 hectares of land transferred from Pacific Rim National Park Reserve 171 single-detached units, 32 units of duplexes, 12-unit elders’ complex project in planning phase: road Image courtesy of David Nairne & Associates Ltd. network/site servicing under construction, design of buildings/systems A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  27. 27. 28Ty-Histanis, near TofinoProposed features 50% reduction in GHGs: building envelope, efficient heating, electrical and mechanical systems DES: renewable energy sources, ground source heat pumps over 40% undisturbed natural habitat: bogs for natural water retention Image courtesy of David Nairne & Associates Ltd. A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  28. 28. 29To Stay Informed: Visit ecoACTION.gc.ca for updatesOr send inquiries to … E-mail your contact information to EQuilibrium.Communities@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  29. 29. 30 Thank You! Jamie Shipley CMHC - ResearchA collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
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