Media: Affordable housing building in Duluth wins EPA award for energy efficiency (MPR)

Sep 8, 2015

Via Minnesota Public Radio:

An apartment building for homeless people in Duluth is the first multi-family housing project in Minnesota to receive an EPA award for energy efficiency. The Steve O'Neil Apartments have earned the EPA's Energy Star certification. That means the building is at least 15 percent more efficient than typical new construction.

The building saves energy in several ways, from insulation and windows to water heating to lighting. Jeff Corey directs 1 Roof Community Housing, which helped develop the project. He said energy-efficient projects like this one ultimately benefit the residents. "Because at the end of the day, whether through rents or through purchasing of a home, low-income consumers are the ones who have to pay for what we construct," Corey said ...

Read the full article at MPR News

[ CEE provided consulting support and energy analysis services during the design process, and was responsible for building inspections to document that construction and installed equipment were consistent with ENERGY STAR's Multifamily High Rise Program requirements through visual inspections, pictures, and performance testing. ]

News Release: Steve O'Neil Apartments now ENERGY STAR certified