Gordon Szaszi, Project Manager Housing Development, shares Niagara Regional Housing (NRH) experience creating the business case for a 67-unit affordable housing development for seniors. This modern and welcoming building is a boon to the community, a great example of urban intensification integrating much-needed community housing, and a wonderful new place for seniors to call home.

Other project highlights include:

Triple bottom line benefits: This project contributed an estimated $9 million to the Welland economy; the building achieved a 51% reduction in typical energy consumption,  and eliminates 44 tonnes of GHGs annual

Critical partnerships: Achieving LEED Silver certification required strong relationships with designers, consultants, planners, Municipal and Regional departments.

Capacity building: The implementation of this project brought new sustainable knowledge and practices to NRH, the City of Welland, and the Region as a whole.

Stakeholders / Community engagement: The Fitch Street development is an example of sustainable affordable housing providing a high quality of life to local residents.

Speaker

Gordon Szaszi, Project Manager Housing Development at Niagara Regional Housing

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Learn more on driving efficiency in community housing projects!

Check out the Case Study on this initiative.
Explore our Sustainable Affordable Housing Funding initiative.
This video is extracted from the webinar "The 5 keys to a green municipal business case" presented on February 2, 2021. Watch the full webinar.

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