Public HousingWe are definitely ‘not doing business as usual’ but WWEC's focus is still to assist low income multifamily property owners in reducing greenhouse gases and find funding for capital improvements during this COVID pandemic.
Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority in Sandusky, OH, finally received HUD Approval and we can now move into the construction stage of our project. WWEC and EMHA are following strict COVID protocol during this $1.3 million energy efficiency project. As well as requiring all project workers to wear masks, hand sanitizers and gloves, WWEC contractors will be utilizing Reme Halo technologies to kill airborne viruses and bacteria while performing duties inside resident apartments. This will reduce the potential for the COVID virus to spread. WWEC will be replacing EMHA’s inefficient equipment with new furnaces; tankless hot water heaters; LED lighting; windows; rooftop HVAC systems; dishwashers; washing machines / dryers; water improvements; and boilers. The initial project has almost doubled the savings estimates by 80%. The savings from the combined phases are estimated at over $223,000 per year.
We have just completed construction at the Michigan City Housing Authority after obtaining HUD approval for its EPC. WWEC completed an investment grade energy audit resulting in a project size approx. $1,104,854 with savings estimated at $222,909. The energy efficiency improvements included high-efficiency boilers / furnaces at some sites, carbon monoxide sensors, water improvements, LED lighting, resident / maintenance training, and measurement and verification.
WWEC is developing an EPC – Phase II for the St. Joseph Housing Commission. The current project has surpassed savings expectations by about 50%.
PACE - Property Assessed Clean Energy ProgramThe PACE Program enables commercial property owners to obtain energy-saving equipment for their buildings that is repaid through an added property tax assessment. This program is available for residents / restaurants / etc. to make use of in Gulfport. WWEC completed an Energy Efficiency program for the Peninsula Inn through this program.
Property ManagementWWEC completes utility allowance studies; over 250 studies a year for USDA, public housing, section-8, and tax credit properties. Reports have been completed well before requested deadlines. Janice Baker and her team processed over 200 reports for one of the largest low-income housing management companies in the US. They coordinated with over 40 utility companies to gather the data. The Reports were provided to the site managers, regional managers and corporate office. The Reports had a deadline of July 1. Each site (that had provided data by July, 1) was completed on time, so that site managers and regional managers could use the data for their annual budget reporting.
In spite of the pandemic we are currently dealing with, WWEC was able to complete its utility analyses for a Maryland Property Management company on time. Over 200 Final Reports were completed over a five month period and it was through the dedication of the Client and WWEC gathering all the required data that we were able to finish on time. Great good by all!
Assisted Living, FLWWEC has been working with assisted living facilities throughout Florida to help them meet the new requirements for emergency power during power outages. Our most recent project in Punta Gorda provided 175KW of power for the 160 bed ALF. The natural gas generator provides enough power to keep the operation during natural disasters. WWEC is also identifying additional water and energy efficiency measures to reduce costs. WWEC is also proud to be a FALA member to keep up with ongoing legislation updates on a regular basis.
WWEC is currently working on utility analyses in Texas, Alabama, Missouri, Mississippi, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Puerto Rico.
Amount of Money We Have Saved Our Clients in Utility Costs