Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - June 2, 2022
Balfour Beatty Completes Energy Improvement Projects
Balfour Beatty Communities, a national residential real estate investment and management company, completed more than $12 million in energy efficiency improvements to more than 1,000 homes at Fort Eustis and Fort Story, Virginia with ENGIE Services U.S.
The project reduced energy consumption and streamlined related maintenance services and is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI).
“We are proud to have completed this project, which improves critical systems in the homes of military families at Fort Eustis and Fort Story,” said Mark Lavin, executive vice president for Balfour Beatty Communities, in a statement. “Our work with ENGIE is making these military housing communities more resilient and is generating utility savings that will be used to further improve these homes as part of our long-term reinvestment effort.”
The project delivered turnkey energy and water efficiency improvements through a self-funding Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), including 77,000 energy-efficient lighting and fixture upgrades and 475 high-efficiency heat pump systems. Over 900 homes received weatherization updates to the building envelope, including energy-efficient exhaust vent caps.
“This project helps enhance the living conditions of our military families while supporting President Biden’s executive order to tackle the climate crisis at home and abroad. Simultaneously, we were able to support the Army’s Climate Strategy by reducing greenhouse gas emissions at Fort Eustis and Fort Story by over 2,000 metric tons,” said Brad Boerger, ENGIE’s vice president of business development.