KCHA entered into a new Energy Performance Initiative Contract in early 2016. The project improves energy efficiency by making possible the installation of lighting, water saving fixtures, HVAC units, and thermostats. As many as 31 subsidized housing communities in 14 cities will benefit from these upgrades.
An energy performance contract is a financing technique. It takes the savings from reduced energy use to repay the cost of installing the features that allow for this reduction. This method helps KCHA promote utility efficiency, cost savings, and environmental sustainability. Our public housing residents benefit from improved lighting, comfort, and air quality.
We are working with the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services and Johnson Controls to implement this project. Other partners include the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, King County's Green Community Initiative, Puget Sound Energy, and Seattle City Light.
The following communities are slated to receive energy- and water-efficiency upgrades:
- Auburn: Burndale Homes, Firwood Circle, Gustaves Manor, Northwood Square, Plaza Seventeen, Wayland Arms
- Bellevue: College Place, Eastside Terrace
- Bothell: Park Royal
- Burien: Boulevard Manor, Munro Manor, Yardley Arms
- Federal Way: Southridge House
- Kirkland: Casa Juanita, Kirkland Place
- Kenmore: Northwood
- Kent: Cascade, Mardi Gras, Shelcor, Valli Kee
- Normandy Park: Brittany Park
- Olympia: Casa Madrona
- Redmond: Forest Glen
- Shoreline: Ballinger Homes, Briarwood, Lake House, Northridge I, Northridge II, Paramount House, Peppertree, Westminster Manor
- Tukwila: Pacific Court, Riverton Terrace II
- White Center: Sixth Place
The best way to take advantage of these improvements is to learn more about them. If you have questions or feedback about this project, contact your Property Manager or Resident Services Coordinator.