Titan Energy worked with a high rise assisted living complex to find energy savings and utility incentive programs to cover costs associated with the building efficiency upgrades. The residential building with 328 living spaces supports elderly, low income and special needs residents. By finding ways to cut operational costs, they could divert much needed funds to providing meals to residents.
Approach and Solution
At a Glance:
Building Type(s): High rise assisted living community
Programs: Affordable Housing, Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program
Air sealing including residential apartment blower door tests
Hot water conservation measures including the installation of low-flow, high efficiency shower headers and faucets.
Residential living apartment, common area and exterior lighting upgrades including replacing incandescent lighting with ENERGY STAR © LED alternatives.
Refrigerator replaced with ENERGY STAR © certified refrigerators.
Titan Energy engaged in a technical assessment identifying energy-saving opportunities ultimately including prescriptive air sealing, hot water conservation, lighting upgrades and refrigeration replacements. United Illuminating of Connecticut contributed over 90% toward the energy upgrades totaling over $392,950. These energy-efficient upgrades are expected to save over $109,300 annually.
The blower door tests of each of the 328 residential units allowed Titan Energy to understand where prescriptive air sealing needs to be applied. The utility offered incentives covering the complete cost for air sealing of the building as Titan Energy was able to ensure Indoor Air Quality (“IAQ”) standards were met.