SAHA to Expand Energy Conservation Measures

SAHA to Expand Energy Conservation Measures

Photo of Fair Avenue Apartments: Carlos Javier Sanchez, San Antonio Business Journal

SAHA to Expand Energy Conservation Measures to 30 Public Housing Properties

August 14, 2020

Thirty public housing communities will soon receive energy conservation upgrades through an Energy Performance Contract the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) entered with the Denver Housing Authority, which is projected to save the agency $9 million.

The projected annual energy savings are equivalent to eliminating 5,665 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. This is similar to the emissions associated with powering 653 homes for a whole year.

“SAHA is proud to be a leader in the community and reducing the agency’s own carbon footprint in San Antonio, through the savings, we can make improvements at more properties and help lower utilities for residents, which is ultimately a win on its own.” said David Nisivoccia, President and CEO of SAHA.

SAHA first entered an inter-agency agreement with the Denver Housing Authority to start the program with the five largest public housing properties: Alazan-Apache Courts, Cassiano Homes, Lincoln Heights, Villa Tranchese and Fair Avenue Apartments.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development created the Energy Performance Contract program to encourage housing authorities to implement energy conservation measures and then use cost savings from reduced energy consumption to invest back into their portfolios.