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Sustainability

Kingston Student Housing Co-operative: Science '44 Co-op Inc. has implemented an Environmental Policy.

Current projects that Co-op is continuing include:

  • Window Replacement Program: Replacing single-paned windows with double-pained, argon-filled insulating windows. These help to reduce heat loss and energy consumption.
  • Toilet Replacement Program: Getting rid of those old toilets that used more than 13 L of water per flush and changing to 6 L "low-flow" toilets. This has reduced water consumption by 3,800,000 litres each year.
  • Showerhead Replacement Program: Losing the old showerheads to replace with aerating showerheads that reduce the water consumption from up to 20 L/min to 5.6-9.5 L/min.
  • Faucet Replacement Program: Replacing the old taps that use from 25-50 L/min with ones that use 8.3 L/min.
  • Boiler Replacement Program: Once the old boilers reach their life expectancy, they are replaced with high-efficiency combination boilers which operate at 93% efficiency.
  • Light-Bulb Replacement Program: All of those energy-hogging incandescent lightbulbs have been replaced with Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL) to save energy.
  • Exit Sign Bulbs: 200 exit sign bulbs switched from an incondecent 15 watt, 1 year life span bulb to a 1.5 watt LED, 25 year life span bulb saving 23,000 kilowatt hours per year.
  • Local-Organic Food Purchasing Program: Talk about something tasty! This program encourages purchasing for the meal program to be more environmentally-friendly, locally-grown and organic. You won't find many GMOs here!
  • Organic Waste Collection: All organic waste from 397 Brock St is being collected! There is such a large volume at this location (50lbs a day!) that we can't use the municipal collection. The program has just begun but it's obviously working since this week we had 75% fewer garbage bags to put out.

Green Energy

Co-op is investing in Green energy! Currently, we are using Bullfrog power for providing our electrical energy, because of the low-cost and accessibility to the system and energy network. Investing in Green energy will help reduce our collective ecological footprint substantially.

If anyone has any further ideas about green energy and energy providers, please feel free to contact the board at boardofdirectors@science44co-op.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Click here to learn more about what you can do to limit our impact on the environment.

Contact Us

Science 44 Co-op
397 Brock St.
Kingston, ON, Canada

Telephone: +1 (613) 544-4506
Email: msc@science44co-op.com

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