Acting in their capacity as CCOC’s development department, members of the Cahdco team also managed the creation of CCOC’s Beaver Barracks. With 254 homes in 5 buildings this project is a beacon of the mixed income model of affordable housing as well as home to an ambulance lay-by station and offices, including Cahdco’s office. Beaver Barracks was designed and built with sustainability as a key priority. Among other green features, it has the largest residential geothermal system in Canada, delivering highly efficient heating, cooling and water heating to all units.
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The 2012 Canadian Urban Institute Brownie Award
The 2014 Canadian Housing Renewal Association Sustainability Award
International finalist for the 2013 World Habitat Awards
Funding was provided through CCOC’s own equity and mortgage financing through Infrastructure Ontario, the Grey Sisters of Annunciation, the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, the City of Ottawa and the CMHC.
Architect: Barry J Hobin & Associates