NHPF Gaining Ground By GoingGreen

Ridgecrest Village Apartments + NEO At one of the partnered properties, Ridgecrest Village Apartments, a 272-unit apartment development in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. NHPF and NEO, LLC recently installed 1,855 KW PV system that consists of roof top solar panels and solar carports. It will produce enough energy to cover 100% of the property’s energy needs, resulting in a 50% savings in energy costs. About NEO,LLC NEO is a renewable energy developer with focus on solar, energy storage, and Microgrids. NEO applies sustainable financing, engineering, and construction in realizing new developments and operating

existing projects. NEO was founded by Henry Neoman, an entrepreneur, and business developer with over 20 years of experience in renewable energy, real estate, and technology. Henry developed and managed projects and

operations in the USA, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean; with a Bachelor’s in engineering from Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy, and an MBA in finance from Strathclyde University in the UK. Henry developed, financed, and implemented over 20 MW of energy projects in the US and Caribbean.

NHPF Affordable SRO The Mark Twain in Chicago, Achieves Enterprise Green Communities Certification

In 2020, the country’s only national green building certification program designed explicitly for the affordable housing sector featuring a comprehensive set of guidelines to encourage green building practices awarded The Mark Twain this certification. The work within the SRO included all new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems including a new extremely energy-efficient variable refrigerant flow mechanical system for central heat and air conditioning for all units. In addition to succeeding with all mandatory program criteria, the project achieved the points required for certification by: • B eing a compact development (with three times the density of the census block in which the project is located) • D eveloping in proximity to critical resources for healthy living and access to opportunity including access to public transportation (with a Chicago Transit Authority Red Line Station which provides 24-hour a day public transportation at the corner; access to three different bus lines within 175 feet; and bike lanes on the street where the project is located)

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