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16. Reep House for Sustainable Living
20 Mill St., Kitchener
Built 1905, renovated 2010,
Design: Graham Whiting, Waterloo (2010) ,
This demonstration home was among the first residential retrofits certified Platinum by the LEED Canada for Homes (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program. Environmental charity Reep Green Solutions, celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019, renovated and maintains Reep House to inspire action at your home by showcasing sustainable home technology such as solar power, a grey water system, geothermal heating, storm water management, and insulation options. Deep retrofits at Reep House have reduced energy consumption for space heating and water heating by 86%, have reduced costs by 85%, and have cut carbon emissions by 54%. Staff, volunteers, and displays will help and inform visitors.
• Water Theme Site
• Green Building