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.