Real Return Initiative

We’re increasing the affordability of year-round housing by expanding the use of renewable energy and implementing energy efficiency upgrades.

Our Impact


Solar Panels


Annual Resident Savings


Earned and reinvested over 5 years


We are becoming a community model for environmental sustainability, starting with 420 solar panels installed at six of our affordable rental properties. Other energy-conscious upgrades include high-efficiency boilers, low-flow water fixtures and Energy Star appliances, re-roofing and re-siding. We’re getting measurable results in energy conservation and cost savings—up to 50% annually. And one other positive effect on the local economy; we are able to hire local contractors to carry out these projects.

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