Take a big-picture approach to earn bigger energy savings

Canyon ViewSee how Canyon View Apartments saved an estimated 24% annually on energy

When Preservation Partners Development began retrofit of its Canyon View Apartment complex, a low-income senior center, residents were initially wary of the changes. According to Nick Tufano, director of construction at Preservation Partners, “People were uncertain about what we were doing—until we completed the first wave of units. Then there were tears and hugs. Now, everyone talks and everyone wants to live there because everything is nice, new and efficient. That is the proof to me that what we’re doing is worth it.”

Taking advantage of Pacific Gas and Electric’s Multifamily Upgrade Program, Preservation Partners modernized Canyon View’s decades-old building materials, fixtures, and appliances. As a result, residents are happier with the increased comfort and efficiency of their living spaces.

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