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$2.46 Million Sustainability Retrofit Begins at LINC Housing’s Low-Income Apartment Community in Lancaster [CA] (Reuters)

(9/15/2014 3:06 PM)

When: Monday, September 22, 2014 -- 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Where: The Village at Beechwood, 44063 Beech Avenue, Lancaster, CA 93534
What: The California Energy Commission and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have funded a pilot project that aims to retrofit low-income multifamily housing to be more energy and water efficient. The goal of this $2.46 million research project is to bring inefficient, multifamily housing units to as near-zero net energy as possible. This type of effort can become a model for lowering energy and water costs for similar affordable housing communities nationwide. The Village at Beechwood is a 100-unit family community in Lancaster, Calif. SEED Partners is developing retrofit packages for individual units that are scalable and replicable. To date, two apartments have been completed with a net energy savings of about 70 percent. Now, the project has the green light to complete the additional 28 units in The Village at Beechwood research project.

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