Yale Acres is a housing development owned by the Meriden Housing Authority in Meriden CT. These facilities are going to be renovated to provide a more comfortable, modern living situation for low to middle income families in Meriden. Updating the facilities using renewable energy sources and green technology will save money for both residents of Yale Acres and the MHA. AEG Group has been contracted to manage the renewable energy planning and installations. Yale acres will be outfitted with solar photovoltaic for electricity, solar thermal for hot water, and geothermal for HVAC. The goal is to bring Yale Acres as close to a Net Zero scenario as possible. Net zero means combining renewable energy sources so a a building can completely eliminate the cost of energy- and have a $0.00 energy bill.
On this site, you will be able to follow updates from the project, learn about the technologies involved, and get introduced to the companies doing all the work.
In this picture, you can see the model building, which will be the first building to receive installations of Solar, Solar thermal, and geothermal. It has been gutted for renovations, and the project is underway!