WC Smith Works with DCSEU to Make Apartments More Sustainable
WC Smith, a DC-based company that has been providing real estate development and property management services since 1968, recently worked with the DCSEU on its Archer Park apartment community to optimize efficiency and reduce GHG emissions. From WC Smith's press release:
"As with all WC Smith projects, the design stressed environmental sustainability. WC Smith collaborated with long-time partner the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU), a local nonprofit, which provided technical and financial assistance to optimize energy efficiency and reduce emissions. In addition to the solar array and green roof, Archer Park includes a naturalized landscape, Energy Star appliances and fixtures, LED lighting, and an efficient HVAC system. The combined natural gas and electricity savings will result in more than $120,000 in annual cost savings and prevent the emissions of 650 metric tons of carbon per year. Throughout the past years, joint projects between the DCSEU and WC Smith have resulted in $10 million in lifetime energy cost savings and prevented the emission of 56,000 metric tons of CO2 – that’s the equivalent of 61 million pounds of coal burned."
Read WC Smith's press release in its entirety.