Drain Water Heat Recovery and Why You Should Consider It

Drain Water Heat Recovery and Why You Should Consider It

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The California Multifamily New Homes program offers incentive bonuses to projects installing certain energy efficiency measures. There are two types of bonuses: point bonuses and cash bonuses. Point bonuses increase the Delta EDR for non-modelable features, add incentives for high-rise projects, and could help a low-rise project gain entry into the program. Cash bonuses are modeled features, which implicitly effect the Delta EDR for low-rise projects, and also earn the developer an additional cash bonus. One of the bonuses in the program is the drain-water heat recovery bonus option. Drain-water heat recovery captures the heat that goes down the drain with used water and helps save approximately 350 billion kWh of electricity each year in the US according to the US Department of Energy. These systems can recover heat from…
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Case Study: 860 on the Wye

Case Study: 860 on the Wye

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Located in San Luis Obispo, California, the 860 on the Wye community included development of 20 units between 2 buildings. All units are all-electric, affordable housing for veterans. The project incorporates many environmentally sensitive design elements, including infill- and transit-oriented development, energy-efficient design, reduced indoor and outdoor water use, durable and sustainable materials use, improved indoor air quality, and a focus on community. The Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo established energy efficiency as a priority, and aimed to make the project all-electric, with renewables offsetting 100 percent of operational electricity use. In actuality, the project includes a 5kW photovoltaic system that provides 97 percent of predicted dwelling unit energy, and has a modeled energy use is that is 71 percent better than Title 24 standard baseline. Incentives from CMFNH…
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Smart-Home Technology in Multifamily

Smart-Home Technology in Multifamily

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As home-automation technology advances, so will apartment residents expectations on what should be provided in their next home. The Multifamily Executive predicts that smart-home products like learning thermostats, digitally managed door locks, and other technology will be must-haves, regardless of their location or asset type. There are benefits and challenges to this new technology that developers and future property managers should take into account. One of the most valuable smart-home products is a Nest thermostat. This makes living space more comfortable and convenient while providing attractive utility savings to residents. To read more, follow this link.
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Rental Households are at an All-time High

Rental Households are at an All-time High

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As noted in a recent article by Pew Research Center, more households are headed by renters than any point since 1965, which means more people in the U.S. are renting now than over the last 50 years. With the high demand for rental homes comes the opportunity for expanding property value and curb appeal. The California Multifamily New Homes program helps developers build more energy efficient homes, creating a comfortable, affordable, and attractive living space for residents. With rental households at a high point, we are also seeing an increase in rental homes among some groups that have been less likely to rent in the past. Contact us today to hear more about how CMFNH can help position your property to meet this demand. To learn more about this changing…
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