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Ken Soble Tower Receives CaGBC Green Building Award

Updated: Dec 1, 2023

The Ken Soble Tower was recently honoured with an Existing Building Award from SABMag’s Canadian Green Building 2023 Awards. Entuitive provided building envelope and structural restoration consulting services on one of the largest EnerPHit projects in the world.



As part of their redevelopment plan for the Ken Soble Tower in Hamilton’s West Harbour, the City Housing of Hamilton evaluated several possible retrofit solutions. Entuitive studied the feasibility of a Passive House EnerPHit retrofit at this 18-storey residence. Our team reviewed the building envelope and structural components and determined remedial and retrofit work required to meet Passive House criteria and City Housing’s new programming requirements.


Drone images courtesy of TerreSky.


During the design phase, Entuitive was responsible for designing building envelope details that performed at Passive House levels, while considering tight budget limitations and an aggressive timeline to meet funding requirements. Fibreglass window frames were proposed as a cost-saving measure, and Entuitive obtained a code variance from the City to allow this innovative approach for one of the first times in Ontario.

Learn more about Entuitive’s role on the project here. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Van Dongen or Mike Hillcoat.

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