Comfortable Homes, Locally Powered
Continuing our partnership with Project Neutral, Green 13 is working to help older urban neighbourhoods achieve carbon neutrality. Over the past years, our efforts have included engaging the community in measuring residential GHG emissions, educating the public on energy efficiency and supporting the individuals to take steps towards carbon footprint reduction. While there are many actions people can take on their own, we recognize that decarbonization requires larger systemic change.
Our most recent project - Junction Geo - is aiming to find solutions on the community level, and support residents in reducing GHG emissions from heating and cooling homes, by bringing district-based geoexchange systems to the Junction area. (To see how geoexchange heating and cooling works, click here.)
Junction Geo was selected by the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) Agents of Change: Climate Solutions accelerator program as a promising project for reducing GHGs. The program is supported and funded by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). Our project is also receiving the proceeds from this year's Function in the Junction, an annual fundraising event organized by Junction Residents Association.
Green 13 has been working with the Public Good Initiative (PGI), a public policy consultancy connected with the University of Toronto’s Public Policy Graduate Program. Read more about this collaboration and the launch of our project here.
Junction Geo has partnered with Groundswell Energy, a new geoexchange utility company to work on the technical feasibility study, as well as define a business model and policy framework to support development of district-based geoexchange systems.
In addition to the above mentioned organizations, Green 13 has been supported for this project by:
- Ward 13 Councillor Sarah Doucette
- The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) - providing technical support
- The City of Toronto, Environment and Energy Division - providing the data needed for the feasibility study
To learn more about this exciting and ambitious project, please join us on Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 10am-noon, at Annette Street Library, as we participate in this year's Green Energy Doors Open (GEDO '17) event, organized by Ontario Sustainable Energy Association.
The event is free, but please RSVP: https://green13-gedo17.eventbrite.ca to help us plan.