The project demonstrated the greenhouse gas and electricity use savings of a range of low carbon heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) technologies in the multi-unit residential building (MURB) sector. It involved a qualitative study identifying barriers presented to the use of these technologies as well as strategies for mitigating them. Performance monitoring of the technologies were undertaken with the projected outputs of developing materials as well as incorporating case study results and guidance specifically designed for MURB building owners to facilitate their decision to perform retrofits for installing low carbon (HVAC) technologies. Funding: MITACS and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) $15,000.
Researcher: Christina Hoicka (Supervisor) and Susan Wyse (MITACS Accelerate Intern)
Project Theme: Energy and Climate Change