Solar in the District: 4115 Davis will Produce Power with the Sun
Washington, DC, March 7 2018 – Bernstein Management Corporation’s 4115 Davis – part of Park Crest Apartments – is set to produce sun power with its new solar installation. The blue panels on the roof will offset almost 60,000 kWh annually, which will prevent the emission of almost 45 metric tons of carbon – the equivalent of taking nearly ten cars off the road for one year. The DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU), a long-time partner of BMC, offered technical guidance throughout the procurement and installation process.
“At Bernstein Management Corporation, we are always looking for ways we can contribute to environmental sustainability in economically supportable ways. The solar panel installation at 4115 Davis is a win/win. We have reduced our carbon footprint at the building and are getting an economic payback on our investment from the energy savings and electricity contributed back onto the grid,” said Josh Bernstein, CEO of BMC.
More than 45 residents now have access to clean and affordable solar power. Through the installation, BMC – a company which places a high emphasis on environmental stewardship – hopes to highlight the importance of environmental friendliness throughout its community. BMC continuously encourages its residents to make sustainable choices and consume resources carefully. The solar installation – just like the one at Cathedral Mansions Apartments – is part of BMC’s larger plan to roll out solar energy strategically on other buildings well-suited for solar.
“The DCSEU applauds BMC’s efforts to green its buildings and provide access to clean solar energy to its residents,” said Ted Trabue, Managing Director of the DCSEU. The DCSEU, a nonprofit in contract to the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), is tasked with reducing the District’s energy consumption. BMC’s work with the DCSEU has resulted in more than $1,7 Million in lifetime energy cost savings and will prevent the lifetime emission of more than 10,000 tons of carbon – the equivalent of taking 2,351 cars off the road for one year.