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Sitkum Lodge Seniors Apartment Deep Retrofit

Strategic Area

Energy Efficient Buildings and Communities




FCM Green Municipal Fund


Green Infrastructure



GI Contribution

$ 139,250

Project Total

$ 278,500


Victoria, BC

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Greater Victoria Housing Society Sitkum Lodge

Lead Proponent

Greater Victoria Housing Society

Project Objectives

The objective of this project is to identify cost-effective deep energy retrofit solutions to address end of life or poorly performing components of the Sitkum Lodge, an 11-storey, 75-unit affordable seniors multi-unit residential building (MURB). The project will adopt a whole building future-focused approach to dramatically reduce energy consumption; improve comfort and indoor air quality, and improve the building’s resiliency to air quality events, warming temperatures, and potential seismic events.

Greater Victoria Housing Society will undertake a FEED study of a deep energy retrofit of the Sitkum Lodge. The study will focus on key technologies and approaches, including:

  • pre-fabricated, panelized envelopes
  • high lift heat pumps for centralized domestic hot water
  • high performing and low maintenance heating, cooling and ventilation solutions suited to multi-family retrofits
  • developing a calibrated whole-building energy model of the building.

Design consultations will be held to inform the choice of energy retrofit measures.

Expected Results

The FEED study will include conceptual design of the retrofit project as well as initial costing. The primary goal of this project will be to confirm that the energy consumption of the building can be reduced by at least 50% and that a payback period of 20 years or less can be achieved.

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