|Building Type:||Multi-Unit Residential - Retrofit|
|Project Phase:||Under Construction|
|Certification Type:||Targeting Certification|
|Year of Construction:||2016-2017|
|Gross Floor Area (m2):||4,324|
This project includes the gutting, recladding and partial reconstruction to a group of buildings at the corner of Melvin & Parkdale in East Hamilton (formerly the George & Mary’s tavern & banquet centre). The existing buildings date from the 1880s, 1960s, and 1970s and included a banquet hall, tavern, and rooming house. Indwell purchased the building, which had undergone little maintenance in recent years, and intends to completely transform the building into 57 studio apartments, eight of which are barrier free. The ground floor includes a restaurant space and two retail storefronts, along with offices for Indwell staff.
Passive House elements include R55 roof, R35 walls, and R43 underslab insulation (all R effective), sun shades, high performance windows and glazing, and an attention to thermal bridge detailing. Windows are supported outside the wall structure with locally-made fiberglass angles, and the fibre cement and prefinished metal siding is secured with fiberglass clips. The apartments are heated and cooled by a high-performance HRV with backup electric heaters. The majority of the new building materials are Canadian made. The entire development is targeted for EnerPHit certification and construction by Schilthuis Construction is intended to be completed in mid-2018.