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Non-profit group to deploy 2.2 MW rooftop solar on D.C. houses

January 30, 2023

By Michael Schoek, pv magazine A national non-profit group formed by iconic affordable housing advocate James W. Rouse in 1982 has turned its attention to rooftop solar accessibility. Enterprise Community Partners, a Washington, D.C. -based affordable housing group which has invested $54 billion to date to create 873,000 affordable homes,…

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Affordable Housing Communities in DC Getting Solar Power

January 30, 2023

By Keith Lora, Commercial Observer Enterprise Community Partners has teamed with DC Green Bank on a $12.4 million investment to install solar panels at four affordable housing properties in Washington, D.C. Rooftop solar panels will be installed at the Arbor View and Randle Hill apartment communities in Ward 8, while solar carports and new electric vehicle charging…

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More Solar Panels Are Coming To Apartment Buildings In Ward 8

January 30, 2023

By Colleen Grablick, DCist Solar panels are coming to more than 500 homes in Ward 8 — an investment the city’s energy officials say will reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and residents’ utility bills. DC Green Bank, a city initiative that finances clean energy projects, announced the investment on Thursday,…

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Enterprise Community Partners and DC Green Bank Bring Solar Power to 530+ Affordable Homes in Washington, D.C., Lowering Resident Utility Bills by 25 Percent

January 26, 2023

Today, Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise) and DC Green Bank (DCGB) announced a $12.4 million investment to install 2.2 megawatts of solar panels at four affordable housing properties in the District. The properties are owned by Enterprise’s subsidiary Enterprise Community Development, the fifth largest nonprofit housing provider in the United States…

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The Faircliff Affordable Housing Project in Columbia Heights Neighborhood of Washington, DC Has Begun Construction

January 18, 2023

Somerset Development Company, Jonathan Rose Companies, and Housing Up announced today that construction has begun on The Faircliff, a 125-unit affordable housing project in the historic Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The all-electric building, which is among the most sustainable yet in the District, will be built alongside Novel…

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BBC StoryWorks – District of Columbia

October 21, 2022

“Grandma Dynamite” has been contributing to her Washington community for decades. A community project is giving back to her and her neighbors, ensuring their homes are comfortable and energy efficient. Learn more about this community and the Affordable Housing Retrofit Accelerator program that is helping affordable housing buildings reach the…

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D.C. Green Bank CEO Exits as the Organization Prepares to Scale Up

October 17, 2022

By Tristan Navera, Washington Business Journal   D.C. Green Bank’s inaugural chief is exiting as the financial organization prepares to emerge from its “startup” phase and take advantage of federal resources now available to support sustainable construction. Eli Hopson, founding CEO of the 2.5-year-old program, is leaving to become chief…

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DC Green Bank Announces Leadership Change

October 12, 2022

(Washington, D.C.) DC Green Bank announced today the departure of the bank’s inaugural Chief Executive Officer, Eli Hopson, and an orderly transition to interim-CEO Jean Nelson-Houpert, the bank’s current Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hopson leaves DC Green Bank after 2.5 years of committed service, growing the institution’s investment portfolio from…

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Green Banks: Part of Climate Solution & More Resilient Communities

September 22, 2022

NEW YORK — NRDC Release – The new Inflation Reduction Act is poised to make major investments across the country and in disadvantaged communities to more equitably spur development of green technologies that reduce or avoid climate pollution, according to participants at a Climate Week green bank event today in…

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Green Banking Groups Want New Federal Money to Create National Bank

September 6, 2022

By Alison Bennett, S&P Global Some industry leaders are advocating for billions of dollars in new federal funding for green banks to go toward a national nonprofit institution that could jump-start the clean energy market and help state and local banks. A green bank is a public, quasi-public or nonprofit…

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