Wesley Housing Corporation of Memphis, Inc.

Wesley Housing Corporation of Memphis, Inc.

Wesley Housing Corporation provides independent retirement living and is dedicated to providing excellent housing and services which enhance the quality of life for elderly persons and their families. Wesley Living services over 2,200 residents in two assisted living communities and 28 senior housing communities in West Tennessee, Western Kentucky, and Arkansas.

Wesley Housing participated in the Green Retrofit program offered through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The company retrofitted two properties for a total of $1.6 million. During this period, Wesley staff became familiar with both the technology available to reduce energy consumption, as well as how to prioritize those changes that would provide the most savings. Over the years, they have endeavored to use these “lessons learned" to make their housing more energy efficient. Wesley Housing looks forward to the challenge of further reducing energy consumption.

Wesley Housing recently converted a 1979 electric boiler with two gas condensing boilers in a 10-story high rise building with 281 units and in a 9-story building with 150 units. Additionally, they partnered with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Memphis Light Gas and Water on a $6 million renovation of 200 garden style apartments with 1970s technology, which is saving low income residents 40% over pre-renovation utility costs.

Challenge Commitment
1Million Square Feet
Energy Goals
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Progress
7%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)
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