Affordable Seniors’ Housing Project – Hamilton, September 2010

The Royal Vista Gardens project, in partnership with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), is a planned affordable housing property within the City of Hamilton. The planned building is a 4-storey, 4,636 square meter multi-residential building intended to house the elderly with affordable rental rates while providing a high level of comfort.

In keeping with the philosophy of the CMHC’s Equilibrium™ Communities, there is desire to ensure that the new building demonstrates sustainable and energy efficient design while maintaining financial viability.

With this focus, SBC in partnership with the High Performance New Construction (HPNC) and the Royal Vista Gardens Team undertook a one-day Design Charrette aimed at employing the Integrated Design Process to identify various energy and environmental improvements that may be achieved with this project.