The Kirk Apartments – Case Study

ICAST Success Stories: Energy Efficiency Retrofit The Kirk Apartments, $45,478 Average Annual Utility Savings

Tooele, UT

48-unit Affordable Apartment

Incentives received from utilities - $113,697

Total Project Cost - $230,790

Annual kWh Savings - 378,989

Annual reduction in energy costs - 20%

Replace interior and shared public space

lighting and fixtures, programmable

thermostats, and new HVAC heat pump

systems in every unit

The Problem:
The electric baseboard heaters were resulting in high utility bills for tenants and causing occupancy issues for the new owner who approached RMP. Additionally, the old property was dealing with health and comfort issues for the tenants due to insulation issues around window air conditioning units: issues such as hot/cold drafts and condensation inside the building.

The Solution:
High-efficiency heat pump-based HVAC units replaced the window A/C and baseboard heaters in each unit. The highly efficient units installed reduce the utility bills drastically for the tenants while closing the window A/C openings took care of the health and comfort issues.

"...They made securing utility rebates hassle-free and easy. They worked with us on every step of our project from planning through construction and worked to ensure the project ran smoothly and on-schedule, minimizing stress and inconvenience for everyone involved."

Tyler Kohler - The Kirk

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