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EOC Partners in Renovating Aurora Refugee Housing

09 Nov. 2015

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EOC Partners in Renovating Aurora Refugee Housing

Energy Outreach Colorado recently partnered in a project to rehabilitate an Aurora affordable housing community that is home to refugee families from Asia and Africa.

Community Housing Partners, owner of the six-unit Boston Apartments, obtained a $350,000 federal HOME grant from the City of Aurora to renovate the building from the ground up, including new flooring, cabinets, appliances, windows and exterior lighting. Energy Outreach Colorado managed the energy-related upgrades for the project, including a new boiler, pipe insulation, building insulation and air sealing, and low-flow faucets. EOC obtained $8,000 in funding from Xcel Energy for the energy efficiency upgrades.

The 2,922 square-foot apartment building was built in 1960 and was operating with the original cast-iron boiler, no air conditioning and minimal wall and attic insulation. 

“These extensive upgrades have provided the hardworking residents of Boston Apartments with a more comfortable, energy efficient and safe environment in which to live,” said Donna Baiocco, executive director of Community Housing Partners. “We greatly appreciate the contributions that Energy Outreach Colorado made to this project.”

Pictured, EOC project manager Michael Harris; tenants at Boston Apartments.



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