Actually, two causes: fighting the growing pressures on affordable housing and on the environment.
Fortunately, ACE’s work providing water conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements for multi-family affordable housing buildings provides a positive impact on each cause:
The expertise and experience of the ACE Team allows us to assess and assume the risks associated with our improvements. As a result, ACE is willing and able to provide all of the capital required to complete the improvements in a way that requires no guarantees or liens from our customers. This is unique in our industry and the reason why affordable housing owners seek us out.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY – 1- to 8-year payback
• Air-sealing, insulation
• Lighting and controls
ON-SITE GENERATION – 15- to 20-year payback
• Combined heat and power
• Solar thermal
• Solar Photovoltaic
WATER – 1- to 4-year payback
• Tightening and leaks fixed
• On-going maintenance
• New fixtures
From assessing the opportunity to financing to implementation and management, the ACE team works with you on an open-book basis, removing the risk—and stresses—of installing broad-based sustainability and asset improvement measures. Check out our Partner Stories page to see members of the ACE dream team that makes our implementation process both easy and highly effective.
• Desk Audits and Benchmarking
• Preliminary Opportunity Assessments
• Obtain all incentives and tax credits
• Borrow the rest
• No liens and no recourse
• Identification of Measures
• Design and Specifications
• Oversight and Supervision
• Repair and Maintenance
Multi-family affordable housing owners share in the water and energy savings and keep the facility improvements after the end of their agreement with ACE, thus increasing the value of their assets.
Residents reduce their utilities usage and enjoy increased comfort in their homes.
ACE is able to realize its mission of helping low-income communities and the planet, while receiving a reasonable return on its capital and services.
We have been lucky to receive counsel from some of the brightest in business, real estate, affordable housing, engineering and sustainability.