OLHSA and CSI Support & Development unveil solar panels at senior apartments in Madison Heights
OLHSA (a community action agency) and CSI Support & Development Services (a non-profit senior rental community developer and manager) invite the media to the unveiling of the newly completed solar panel system at New Horizons Co-op Apartments in Madison Heights. The ground-mount and roof-mount system produces 122 kilowatts of energy and was made possible by Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC), a federally funded program.
The event will include a ribbon cutting, tour of the ground-mount system, remarks by program leaders and refreshments. Madison Heights Mayor Edward C. Swanson will be in attendance.
New Horizons Co-op Apartments, 31101 Edward Ave, Madison Heights, MI 48071
Thursday, June 27 10:00-11:30am
New Horizons Co-op Apartments was built in 1985 by CSI Support & Development and qualified to receive the solar panel grant through SERC as a government subsidized senior living complex, with all of its resident/members living on low, fixed incomes. The panels will provide 20-30% of the complex’s energy needs. The resident/members voted to receive the grant in order to reduce their building’s carbon footprint and drastically reduce its energy bills.
A 42” monitor is permanently mounted in the community room and monitored by the U.S. Department of Energy 24/7. The monitor shows the energy output and savings in real time. The data will be monitored for a minimum of 10 years and will help the Department of Energy make future energy policy decisions for the United States.
OLHSA began the solar panel work in October 2012 and the project was completed June 10. New Horizons Co-op was introduced to OLHSA in 2011 when CSI Support & Development brought them in to make energy efficiency improvements through OLHSA’s Weatherization Assistance Program.
CSI Support & Development is a non-profit resident/member controlled organization that utilizes a cooperative management system and engages its resident membership in decision-making at every level of its operations at their 56 locations. For nearly 50 years as a mission-driven non-profit, CSI exists solely to provide the highest quality, affordable housing communities possible for seniors. For more information on CSI, visit www.csi.coop or www.facebook.com/csisupport.
OLHSA is a Community Action Agency improving the quality of life for people facing crisis while strengthening families, communities, seniors and youth since 1964. Over 259,000 services were provided in 2012 in the pursuit of helping people and changing lives. For more information on OLHSA, visit www.olhsa.org, www.facebook.com/OLHSA or www.youtube.com/OLHSA.
CSI is proud to be recognized with the Communities of Quality Corporate Partner designation. The designation was created specifically to honor management companies that successfully maintain a significant portion of their properties to the high standards of the COQ National Recognition program Learn more