Harrisburg Housing Authority Taps Honeywell for Affordable Housing Project
April 29, 2014
Honeywell Building Solutions is helping Harrisburg Housing Authority (HHA) lead an initiative to refurbish and reopen the vacant Jackson Towers apartment complex in Harrisburg, Pa., to provide valuable affordable housing for local residents.
The 159-unit Jackson Towers has been vacant for more than nine years. The housing authority will finance a majority of the $21-million renovation through guaranteed energy savings from previous Honeywell-led improvements at other properties — $10.8 million in anticipated savings in total. Those prior efforts have helped HHA save nearly $1.3 million in annual utility and operating costs through efficiency and comfort upgrades in more than 1,700 housing units.
The new project was made possible after changes to Pennsylvania legislation in 2010 that allows housing authorities to extend the terms and associated guarantees of existing performance contracts by up to eight years, for a maximum of 20 years. HHA can leverage the continued savings to help restore Jackson Towers as a result.
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