HOUSTON, Apr. 03 /CSRwire/ – AMLI Residential and Green Mountain Energy Company have announced a sustainability partnership to install 330 kW of solar panels across four AMLI communities in the Dallas area. AMLI is also purchasing 100% renewable energy for all of the common areas at its apartment communities in Houston and Dallas.
PCI Solar has already installed solar arrays at AMLI Campion Trail and AMLI West Plano. The installation of another solar array is currently underway at AMLI Frisco Crossing and still one more will be completed at AMLI at the Ballpark in the fall of 2018. Upon completion, the four projects combined are expected to generate 20% of common area electric use at each community. This will offset 750,000 pounds of carbon dioxide annually, the equivalent of 687 households turning off their lights for an entire year.
The sustainability partnership marks a dramatic step in AMLI’s commitment to making its communities increasingly more sustainable. By moving its more than 20 communities in the Texas competitive electricity market to 100 percent renewable energy, AMLI is expected to offset more than 20.1 million pounds of carbon dioxide per year, which is the equivalent of planting 2,300 trees or taking 2,100 cars off the road for a year.
“We are proud to partner with AMLI in making our communities more sustainable and help them take this important step in providing clean energy to power their common areas,” said Mark Parsons, vice president of Green Mountain.
“This is a milestone in AMLI’s history,” said Fred Schreiber, AMLI’s executive vice president of development and co-COO. “While we aggressively pursue LEED and ENERGY STAR certifications to reduce our energy consumption, this Green Mountain partnership gives AMLI a major opportunity to become an active, sustained energy producer in tandem with our efforts to curb our carbon footprint.”
AMLI Residential focuses on the development, construction and management of environmentally responsible, luxury apartment communities throughout the U.S. Founded in 1980, AMLI is owned by PRIME Property Fund, a core commingled institutional fund. AMLI currently owns and manages 60 apartment communities including more than 20,000 apartment homes and has approximately 5,300 additional apartment homes under development or in lease-up at 16 new properties. AMLI is a leader in multifamily sustainability and has 29 communities that are LEED®-certified and 22 communities that are ENERGY STAR®-certified. More information is available at www.amli.com.
Green Mountain Energy Company
Green Mountain Energy Company is the nation’s longest serving renewable energy retailer and believes in using wind, sun and water for good. The company was founded in 1997 with a simple mission: to change the way power is made. Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity products from renewable sources, as well as a variety of carbon offset products and sustainable solutions for businesses. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid more than 59.6 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. To learn more about Green Mountain, visit greenmountainenergy.com.
PCI Solar (www.pcisolar.com) is a division of Performance Contracting Group, a specialty building contractor with over $1 Billion in annual revenues. The PCI Solar team serves commercial, government, and channel partner customers across the United States on a broad range of project sizes and types, including ground mount, roof mount, solar carport and solar shade canopies.