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South Winds

South Winds

South Winds Apartment Community provides an ideal foundation for RENU’s Carbon Neutral Energy Efficiency retrofit program.

3,441,000 kWh

permanently saved through energy efficiency

1,427,000 kWh

produced through on-site renewable energy

3,803 tons

of CO2 avoided per year
South Winds is a 27 building, 404-unit garden-style multi-family complex in Fall River, MA. The complex features a mix of 1, 2, and 3-bedroom units arranged in 3 story buildings across a 27-acre property. Originally completed in 1972, the all-electric property features many of the original building systems.

Through the RENU process, South Winds is expected to avoid 3,803 tons of CO2 each year. To date, RENU improvements to the property’s building envelope include upgraded doors, windows, LED lighting, insulation and weatherization. Going forward, plans call for a full retrofit of existing HVAC with advanced cold-climate air source heat pumps to dramatically reduce energy demand and improve energy resiliency.

In order to meet the remaining energy consumption of South Winds using a renewable source, RENU is in the process of installing roughly 1.37 MW (DC) of rooftop solar PV.

Following the construction of the property’s new energy infrastructure, RENU will manage, maintain and monitor these systems to maximize energy efficiency and environmental health through our integrated energy management and monitoring system.

300 Baker

300 Baker

RENU’s flagship project in the commercial office market.

1,604,000 kWh

permanently saved through energy efficiency

1,318,000 kWh

produced through on-site renewable energy

2,283 tons

of CO2 avoided per year

300 Baker is a 3 story, 417,000 sq. ft. Class-A commercial office building constructed in 1952 and located in Concord, MA. The building has over a dozen tenants with a range of business types and layouts. This property has undergone multiple additions over the decades, and while there have been some major systems upgrades, many of the systems are over 40 years old. 

Through the RENU process, 300 Baker is expected to avoid 2,283 tons of COeach year. RENU improvements to the property’s building envelope include window upgrades, envelope weatherization/sealing, and LED lighting upgrades. The RENU scope also includes full retrofit of the HVAC system, thus incorporating RENU’s GeoGrid, a Geothermal HVAC system. Along with the GeoGrid, other HVAC upgrades include a perimeter heating system, heat recovery system, dedicated outdoor air system, and air handler/cooling system. 

With the aim of maximizing COsavings at 300 Baker, RENU installed 900 kW (DC) of rooftop and canopy solar PV. This will help to convert the property into a sustainable real estate asset with low energy demand and high energy resiliency. 

Following the construction of the property’s new energy infrastructure, RENU will manage, maintain, and monitor these systems to maximize energy efficiency and environmental health through our integrated energy management and monitoring system. 

Canopy

Canopy

RENU’s first project in the Florida real estate market.

1,670,000 kWh

permanently saved through energy efficiency

580,000 kWh

produced through on-site renewable energy

1,305 tons

of CO2 avoided per year

Canopy Apartments is a 56 building, 296-unit garden-style multi-family apartment complex in Orlando, FL. The complex features a mix of 1,2, and 3-bedroom units arranged in 1 and 2 story buildings across the property. Built in 1981, the all-electric property features many original building systems. 

Through the RENU process, Canopy is expected to avoid 1,305 tons of COeach year. Planned RENU improvements to the property’s building envelope include LED lighting and roof insulation upgrades. The RENU scope also includes full retrofit of the HVAC and hot water systems with high efficiency heat pumps and heat pump water heaters, thus improving unit energy resiliency and reducing energy demand. 

With the aim of maximizing COsavings at Canopy, RENU plans to install approximately 270 kW (DC) of rooftop solar PV at Canopy, thus reducing complex wide electricity consumption by approximately 20%. 

Although not directly associated with energy saving initiatives, water conservation also advances RENU’s goal towards a sustainable real estate industry. RENU plans on upgrading Canopy’s original toilets to 1.28 GPF low flow toilets, thus decreasing property toilet water consumption and wastewater production by 60%. 

Following the construction of the property’s new energy infrastructure, RENU will manage, maintain, and monitor these systems to maximize energy efficiency and environmental health through our integrated energy management and monitoring system. 

Chestnut Place

Chestnut Place

RENU’s second multi-family venture in the Massachusetts market.

88,000 kWh

permanently saved through energy efficiency

677,000 kWh

produced through on-site renewable energy

427 tons

of CO2 avoided per year

Chestnut Place apartment community in Ashland, MA is a garden-style multi-family apartment complex comprised of 6 buildings with 207 units. The community is a mix of 1- and 2-bedroom units arranged in 2 story buildings. Built in 1971, this property features many original electric and gas systems. 

Through the RENU process, Chestnut Place is expected to avoid 427 tons of COeach year. Planned RENU improvements to the property’s building envelope include LED lighting and roof insulation upgrades. The RENU scope also includes full retrofit of the HVAC and central hot water system with advanced cold climate heat pumps and CO2 heat pump water heaters. Both systems will drastically reduce the property’s energy demand and improve energy resiliency. 

Recognizing the impact solar PV could have at Chestnut Place, RENU plans to install approximately 195 kW (DC) of rooftop solar PV and an additional 330 kW (DC) of parking lot canopy solar PV. This would maximize the solar production, as well as drastically increase the COsavings at Chestnut Place. 

Following the construction of the property’s new energy infrastructure, RENU will manage, maintain, and monitor these systems to maximize energy efficiency and environmental health through our integrated energy management and monitoring system. 

 

 

Westover Parc

Westover Parc

RENU’s first project in the Arizona real estate market.

539,000 kWh

permanently saved through energy efficiency

130,000 kWh

produced through on-site renewable energy

275 tons

of CO2 avoided per year

Westover Parc is a 14 building, 160-unit garden-style multi-family apartment community in Phoenix, AZ. The complex features a mix of 1, 2, and 3-bedroom units arranged in 2 story buildings across the property. Built in 2002, the all-electric property features mostly original building systems. 

Through the RENU process, Westover Parc is expected to avoid 275 tons of COeach year. Planned RENU improvements include a full retrofit of existing HVAC, hot water, and lighting systems with high efficiency heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, and full LED lighting thus drastically improving unit energy resiliency and reducing energy demand. 

With the aim of maximizing COsavings at Westover Parc, RENU plans to install approximately 75 kW (DC) of rooftop solar PV to offset house electric utility consumption. 

Following the construction of the property’s new energy infrastructure, RENU will manage, maintain, and monitor these systems to maximize energy efficiency and environmental health through our integrated energy management and monitoring system.