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Eileen Tallman Co-op

Energy Efficiency Retrofit in Nepean

Eileen-Tallman solar panels

Retrofits completed

  • Indoor & Outdoor LED Upgrades

  • Programmable Thermostats for Common Areas

This project was originally owned financed by CoEnergy Co-operative and was absorbed into OREC’s project portfolio when the two co-operatives merged in 2022. The project complements OREC’s solar contract with Eileen Tallman Housing Co-operative.

The project has a positive environmental impact, while also improving the living space for Eileen Tallman members. Upgrading to LED lighting results in dramatic reductions in energy consumption and better lighting. The installation of programmable thermostats in the building’s common areas means the building is more comfortable for residents. These thermostats allow members and staff to program when heaters turn on, and how much heat they provide.

CoEnergy worked with Etrilum Light Inc. to find energy efficient lighting that was pleasant for co-op members, and helped Eileen Tallman secure incentives from the Save On Energy program. Lit Electric took on the installation of the programmable thermostats, ensuring they were easy to use and compatible with existing heating equipment.

A portion of the annual savings that Eileen Tallman enjoys is used to repay OREC for the installation, after which point the housing co-op will own all the new equipment.



Bells Corners, Ontario

Project Started


OREC Investment




850 Seyton Dr., Nepean, ON K2H 9G7
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