Sustainable Energy for DC Residents Who Need it Most

Developing affordable housing that is financially and environmentally sustainable enables So Others Might Eat (SOME) to fulfill its commitment to excellent stewardship.

We are pleased to partner with the DCSEU, whose expertise and incentive financing have made Marian’s House and other SOME properties as sustainable as possible.

Troy Swanda, Housing Development Director, SOME

In 2014, Marian’s House—home to 43 income-qualified and formerly homeless individuals—was one such property. Its residents now benefit from more than 350 installations of energy-efficient products and equipment: LEDs and CFLs, clothes washers, a high-efficiency HVAC system, exhaust fans, insulation, air sealing, and a solar hot water. The estimated annual savings for SOME is more than $20,000.