Lendlease and Ameresco join hands for $150 mn project in Hawaii

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to modernize more than 5,800 privatized military housing homes at Island Palm Communities in Hawaii.

The $150 million energy security and modernization project will provide turnkey energy efficiency improvements and new solar energy systems.

Ameresco and Lendlease established a joint venture in 2015 known as Energy Solutions and Security This is the first project for the joint venture to focus on energy security and resiliency at a large privatized military housing community.

George P. Sakellaris, president and chief executive officer of Ameresco, said, “Through this strategic endeavor, Ameresco continues to build upon its energy expertise in serving the broader U.S. Federal government market.”

“The project is designed to reduce energy consumption at Island Palm Communities by one-third and is the first step in a coordinated, multiphase strategy to provide net zero energy solutions to the residential community,” said Craig Carson, general manager, Lendlease Energy Development.

A variety of energy efficiency improvements will be made to the homes, including new highly-efficient HVAC systems to improve resident comfort, reduce mechanical outages, and standardize HVAC system type across the portfolio to lower O&M costs.

The energy project will also provide housing envelope improvements, weatherization sealing, attic insulation, domestic water conservation, residential and street lighting improvements through LED lighting technology, as well as the installation of 6.1MW of new rooftop solar PV energy systems throughout Island Palm Communities.

The additional solar deployment further reduces IPC’s net effective portfolio electric rate and carbon footprint by increasing the proportionate use of clean renewable energy and decreasing consumption of grid-supplied power.

Construction will begin in September 2018 and is expected to be completed by August 2021.

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