Retirement Facility Embarks on $3.2M Energy Upgrade
Cathedral Village, a Philadelphia based retirement community, has hired New Jersey based energy management and combined heat and power (CHP) specialist ENER-G Rudox, in conjunction with Blue Sky Power, MCFA Global, and Ray Angelini, to design, engineer, construct, and finance a sustainable makeover of its facility.
The $3.2 million energy infrastructure improvements to the 40-acre campus will include the installation of a 265 kW natural gas ENER-G Rudox CHP system that will provide heat and electricity for the facility. Additionally, the project will include lighting upgrades throughout the facility and the replacement of six rooftop heating and cooling units.
The project will be financed using ENER-G Rudox’s 20-year energy savings performance contract (ESPC). Cathedral Village will have no up-front investment capital, and will reduce its utility electric bill by over $145,000 annually.
The Cathedral Village project received support from both state and local sources, including a $500,000 grant from Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Financing Authority. In addition, PECO will contribute $123,500 through its Smart-On Site Program and PGW will be offering a long-term cogeneration gas service contract to the facility.
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