“The Real Return Initiative is an innovative solution to our need to make affordable rental homes more energy efficient and affordable. The income generated by 420 solar panels helped us finance new furnaces, windows, insulation for our rental homes.”
– Jay Coburn, CDP Executive Director
We are becoming a community model for environmental sustainability, starting with 420 solar panels installed at six of our affordable rental properties. Other energy-conscious upgrades include high-efficiency boilers, low-flow water fixtures and Energy Star appliances, re-roofing and re-siding. We’re getting measurable results in energy conservation and cost savings—up to 50% annually. And one other positive effect on the local economy; we are able to hire local contractors to carry out these projects.