Red Oak Strives to Save Energy in Your Apartment Building
Apartment owners are always looking for ways to save energy and keep their operations clean and green. Keeping energy costs down for our residents is always upper most on our agenda.
Over the past few years Red Oak has undertaken some big initiatives to help lower energy costs in our apartment buildings and to save our residents’ money in the process.
We asked Ron Dupont, the President of Red Oak Apartment Homes about the energy saving initiatives that he has been implementing in Red Oak's apartment homes. His main goal is to help our residents save money and to help the environment.
Insulation in Apartment Buildings
Insulation saves energy and money. Insulation in attic spaces or basement spaces can save our residents because they don't need to put heating, air-conditioners or fans on as much. This lowers their energy bills. Insulating both walls and attics can save an apartment dweller around $175 every year in heating costs. It helps fight global warming and climate change. If every home in the northeast installed cavity wall and attic insulation CO2 emissions would be cut by 10.8 million tons. Did you know that Insulation also serves as a resistor to fire? Insulation is fire resistant and this brings safety to you as well as cost savings.
We have been converting lighting in our hallways, common areas and parking lots to low cost LED fixtures. LED fixtures have been improved over the years. The lifespan for them is now much longer than in past years. Prices for the fixtures are economical too. We have been replacing all light bulbs in apartments with thee new LED bulbs for several years.
Improving and Replacing Boilers and Heating Systems
Just like all technology, heating systems and boilers need attention, upgrades and replacement from time to time. At Red Oak we work to be proactive in this regard. We never want a boiler or heating system to fail in a time of year when it is cold. We have an aggressive plan for updating and replacing these systems in all our buildings. We have upgraded and replaced boilers and heating systems in many of our buildings in Manchester and Milford. The energy savings are passed directly to our residents in the form of lower rental prices and increases. A certified HV/AC technician is on our staff to ensure that all is working properly.
New Construction Projects Save Energy
Over the past 3 years we have built over 200 new housing units. In our new construction projects in Boscawen and Milford we have employed many energy saving strategies. These apartments are insulated and sound proofed beyond what the requirements are. We have added highly rated windows that help with capturing heat in the winter and keeping in the cool air in the summer. Installing central air and heat in our new buildings to minimize heat and air loss is something that we have done too. In these locations we have included Energy Star appliances, LED lighting in every apartment, low-flow toilets and electric ranges with high efficiency. (These ranges take longer to pre-heat, but by not taxing the appliances to heat up quickly it saves you money.)
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