We are particularly proud of two successful recent joint efforts between NHPF and partner providers. Parkchester + GRID Alternatives Parkchester is a low-income multifamily complex located in Southeast DC. The apartment complex consists of nine buildings with 93 units. GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic installed a solar PV system
that fully covers common area power consumption. This project was the result of a direct partnership between GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic and the NHP Foundation, made possible through DC Sustainability loan program. The cost savings allowed NHPF to perform upgrades in the units, including new
appliances, heating and air-conditioning units, kitchens, bathrooms, and a new community center to house residential services. The solar covers the cost of the common area power consumption, allowing The NHP Foundation to complete a $2 million energy efficiency upgrade for all 94 units, including: • New energy efficient heating and cooling system • Refurbished kitchens • Energy saving light fixtures • New energy efficient thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofs on all buildings and one green roof • Water conservation fixtures
• New community center and playground • New solar panel for the common area
These changes improve the quality of life for residents while preserving the affordability of the complex.
• System Size: 118 kW (DC) • Lifetime Savings: $274,000
• Lifetime CO2 Savings: 3,077 tons • Equivalent of trees planted: 71,579
About GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic is an affiliate of GRID Alternatives, a national leader in making clean, affordable solar power and solar jobs accessible to low-income communities and communities of color. Using a unique, people-first model, GRID develops and implements solar projects that serve qualifying households and affordable housing providers, and offers solar education and hands-on job training to help people jumpstart their solar careers. Our work brings together affordable housing organizations, job training groups, government agencies, municipalities, utilities, and local communities to make solar a win for everyone.
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