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Jane Carbone, Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc.

Jane Carbone, Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc.






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    Jane Carbone, Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc. Jane Carbone, Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc. Presentation Transcript

    • Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc.  938 Affordable Rental Units  64 Buildings  $1.7 million annually in utility costs  Usually pay heat, water, common electric  Lots of variety
    • HRI- HRI- Green Champion Champion A victor in a challenge Advocate Person who speaks, pleads or argues in favor of cause
    • Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc.
    • Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc.  HRI’s efforts to develop green affordable housing  New construction  Moderate and Gut Rehab  Apartment Turnovers  “Green” An evolving approach
    • Steam System Energy Retrofit Removed Steam Radiators  Oxford/Trowbridge  Occupied  52 units  Change Distribution to Baseboard/Fan Coils  Modulating, Condensing High Efficiency Boiler  Basement Air Sealing
    • Energy Audit  diagnostic tools  window coating test include:  Infrared thermal scan for bldg envelope  Exhaust flow measurements  CO levels
    • Building Diagnostics  Blower door tests  Measures air infiltration
    • Smoke Pencil Test- Air Infiltration Test-
    • Energy Retrofit Improvements •High Efficiency Condensing Boilers •New Distribution System- Replaced Steam Radiators •Basement Air Sealing
    • Infrared Testing Quality control during construction
    • High Efficiency Boiler Retrofit Only Magazine and River St.- 37 Units St.-
    • Green And Healthy Turnover Practices General Notes  Install <1.6 gpf toilet  Check RR schedule for MEP systems  Check thermostat function  Fill wall penetrations to prevent pest entry  Replace showerheads and aerators with low flow  Energy Star appliances and lights  Replace filters  Clean all surfaces with low or no toxic cleaners
    • Green CNA/Energy Audit  CNAs need to include:  Energy Performance  Water Efficiency  Building envelope
    • Why Monitor Usage?  Are our retrofit efforts working?  What’s next?  What in the world? “If you measure it, it will get better.”
    • Gut rehab after fire 58 7th Street Building Envelope • Walls Polyicynene R-19 in walls • Roof – R40 • Low E Glass windows • PV and Solar Thermal Hot Water
    • Worst to Best- BTU/sq. ft. Best-
    • Before/After 7th St. CO2
    • What’s Next?
    • What in the world?  New Construction  LEED NC Certifiable/Enterprise Green Communities  Condensing Boilers  Water Efficiencies  PV  Commissioning  Green Living Guide Trolley Square
    • Don’t Assume Everything Is Operating Right Measuring is Important
    • One Building Using 10x Amount of Water- Why? Running Toilets Water-
    • Top 4 Properties Have High Water Use Why? Slow Leaking Toilets
    • Auburn Court Landscaping Water Use Reduction Progress
    • Energy Efficiency Tenant Workshops
    • Green Grades Posted
    • Next Steps for HRI in Green For Asset Management  Green Buy-In with Property Managers Buy-  Additional Retrofit Measures  Track changes from improvements  Unit and Common Area Inspection  Feedback Loop  Resident Education/Buy - In  Promote/Share Best Practices
    • Green Champion “Be the Change you want to see”