October, 2011, TORONTO, Ontario – Humewood House, a young parent resource centre at Bathurst Street and St. Clair Avenue, is marking its 100th anniversary by giving back to the community in a unique way.
Humewood House is installing 48 solar panels on the roof of its residence this month, helping to generate significant returns for both its clients and society. The solar energy system, being installed by Solsmart Energy Solutions, will generate over 13000 kilowatt hours per year (kWh/y) of clean, green energy.
Humewood House offers pre and post-natal residential services to young pregnant and parenting women at its large and historic residence on Humewood Drive in mid-town Toronto.
Louise Moody, executive director of Humewood House, says the project is a true reflection of Humewood House’s desire to make a difference in our community and provide a better future for our clients. This project will help us generate much needed dollars to support some of Toronto’s most vulnerable single parents and their children helping us keep the lights on and the beds warm in a new and innovative way.
According to Solsmart, the solar energy system installed at Humewood House uses Ontario-made components and will offset approximately 8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2). The system will connect to the Toronto Hydro grid and will return over $10,000 a year to Humewood House, as part of a 20-year Feed-In Tariff contract with the Ontario Power Authority.
About Humewood House: Since 1912, Humewood House has helped Toronto’s most vulnerable single parents and their children make their way in the world. In addition to helping young women give birth to healthy babies and transition into motherhood, Humewood House helps them plan and build goals for their future. We offer pre and post-natal residential services, transitional housing, life skills, childcare, a high school program and counselling all delivered by our highly qualified and dedicated staff in a safe and caring environment. www.humewoodhouse.com
About Solsmart: Based in Toronto, Solsmart is a full service provider of Solar Photovoltaic (Feed-In Tariff) and Solar Thermal systems for the residential, commercial and industrial rooftop markets. In business since 2004, Solsmart offers proven experience, quality workmanship and professional services to all of its clients. Our in-house team of designers, engineers, installers and electricians will help you maximize your solar investment. www.solsmart.com
For further information please contact: Louise Moody, Executive Director, Humewood House (416) 651-5657