Jane Carbone, Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc.

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Jane Carbone, Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc.

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. HRI- HRI- Green Champion Champion A victor in a challenge Advocate Person who speaks, pleads or argues in favor of cause
  3. 3. Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc.
  4. 4. Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc.  HRI’s efforts to develop green affordable housing  New construction  Moderate and Gut Rehab  Apartment Turnovers  “Green” An evolving approach
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Energy Audit  diagnostic tools  window coating test include:  Infrared thermal scan for bldg envelope  Exhaust flow measurements  CO levels
  7. 7. Building Diagnostics  Blower door tests  Measures air infiltration
  8. 8. Smoke Pencil Test- Air Infiltration Test-
  9. 9. Energy Retrofit Improvements •High Efficiency Condensing Boilers •New Distribution System- Replaced Steam Radiators •Basement Air Sealing
  10. 10. Infrared Testing Quality control during construction
  11. 11. High Efficiency Boiler Retrofit Only Magazine and River St.- 37 Units St.-
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Green CNA/Energy Audit  CNAs need to include:  Energy Performance  Water Efficiency  Building envelope
  14. 14. Why Monitor Usage?  Are our retrofit efforts working?  What’s next?  What in the world? “If you measure it, it will get better.”
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Worst to Best- BTU/sq. ft. Best-
  17. 17. Before/After 7th St. CO2
  18. 18. What’s Next?
  19. 19. What in the world?  New Construction  LEED NC Certifiable/Enterprise Green Communities  Condensing Boilers  Water Efficiencies  PV  Commissioning  Green Living Guide Trolley Square
  20. 20. Don’t Assume Everything Is Operating Right Measuring is Important
  21. 21. One Building Using 10x Amount of Water- Why? Running Toilets Water-
  22. 22. Top 4 Properties Have High Water Use Why? Slow Leaking Toilets
  23. 23. Auburn Court Landscaping Water Use Reduction Progress
  24. 24. Energy Efficiency Tenant Workshops
  25. 25. Green Grades Posted
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. Green Champion “Be the Change you want to see”

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