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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH), in partnership with Brightcore Energy and Engenium Group, was awarded a $2.5M grant by the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia to incorporate a community geothermal system at the future mixed-use, mixed-income Barry Farm development in Southeast Washington, DC that will create 900 residential apartments, 40,000 square feet of new retail/service uses, open space, and significant new public infrastructure. This is the first pilot project in Washington, DC to support a large community heat pump system, and aims to replace fossil fuel space conditioning systems, improve and modernize the District’s energy delivery system, and make strides in clean energy.
A community geothermal system has many advantages, such as energy efficiency, cost savings, sustainability, and operational efficiency. By using the $2.5M grant to implement a community geothermal system, the Barry Farm development will benefit in the following ways:
“At POAH, we recognize that managing the environmental footprint is a critical piece of the preservation mission said Deanna Savage, POAH Vice President for Construction. “Reducing energy consumption saves money for both POAH and the residents in our communities and is key to providing durable, health and high-quality housing.”
Brightcore Energy is a leading provider of end-to-end clean energy solutions to the commercial and institutional market. Solutions include high-efficiency heating and cooling systems (geothermal) for both new construction and existing building retrofits, commercial-grade solar, LED lighting and controls, energy storage, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, smart building solutions and other emerging technologies. Brightcore’s turnkey, end-to-end solutions encompasses preliminary modeling & feasibility, design & engineering, financing & incentive management, construction & implementation, and system performance monitoring.
For more information on Brightcore Energy, visit www.BrightcoreEnergy.com.
About Engenium Group
Engenium Group is a rapidly growing, boutique MEP engineering firm providing innovative, insightful, and sustainable solutions tailored to our client’s specific goals. With a strong emphasis on innovation and sustainability, Engenium Group provides tailored solutions that enhance the built environment while meeting the evolving needs of clients and communities. Engenium specializes in challenging mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design projects in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region.
About Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH)
Preservation of Affordable Housing is a nonprofit owner, developer, and manager of more than 13,000 affordable rental apartments in more than 130 properties in 11 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to its major revitalization development underway at the Barry Farm site, POAH owns a 94-unit affordable apartment complex in Southeast DC and 100 affordable apartments in Hagerstown, MD.
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