ecobee Working With Toronto Community Housing To Improve Energy Efficiency & Comfort For Residents

ecobee Inc. proudly announced that it has donated 776 ecobee3 smart thermostats to the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC). The installation of ecobee smart thermostats will help improve the energy efficiency of TCHC buildings while also improving the comfort of residents and help to advance Toronto’s climate Change action plan TransformTO. This partnership with The Atmospheric Fund (TAF)and TCHC is the latest initiative spearheaded by ecobee’s A Better Tomorrow, a program that centers on the company’s commitment to advancing sustainability and community through technology.

Toronto Community Housing is North America’s second largest public housing provider, providing homes for almost 110,000 people across 2,100 buildings. The ecobee3 units, installed at 7 and 11 Arleta Ave. and 710 and 720 Trethewey Dr., give residents the ability to adjust temperature based on their preference, helping them to live more comfortably, while using less energy.

This donation is part of a larger energy efficiency demonstration project by TAF called TowerWise. The buildings, which are home to a mix of tenants that includes seniors and families, were retrofitted to achieve energy, emission and cost reductions. Before the pilot project, the buildings were centrally heated, meaning the heat ran no matter how indoor temperatures varied through the winter. The newly installed ecobee3 units use sensors to make intelligent heating and cooling decisions to reduce energy waste and offer TAF and TCHC unique, real-time insights to identify other opportunities for future improvements.

As buildings are the source of over half of Toronto’s carbon emissions, the TAF project shows how to make them more energy efficient, comfortable, and affordable while fighting climate change. In addition to the new ecobee3 smart thermostats, TAF also installed new boilers, LED lighting and measures to improve indoor air quality. These changes reduce the building’s carbon emission by 30 per cent and utility costs by 20 per cent.

ecobee’s A Better Tomorrow platform centers on the company’s commitment to fighting climate change and building livable communities through technology, data, volunteering talent and investing in science. Beyond traditional philanthropy, A Better Tomorrow is about taking action and getting involved to address today’s pressing social and environmental issues. For more information, please visit



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