Chatham Park Village Cooperative

Natural Gas Savings through DRF's Resource Conservation Solutions Program Cooperative housing community in Chicago, Illinois - 63 buildings situated on 23 acres - 552 total units.

Energy efficiency project that delivered therm savings 158.8% over projection!

Chatham Boiler OLDMany of the original boilers at this sprawling 23 acre Chatham neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side were operating below 70% efficiency. The co-op had high energy costs and were facing the possibility of a significant special assessment to fund needed infrastructure and facilities upgrades.

Through an energy efficiency assessment of the boilers and domestic hot water system, DRF developed a solution that would yield annual gas savings and earn rebate dollars through the peoples Gas Energy Efficiency Program. In fact, this project earned the largest rebate ever awarded for a multi-family project in the program’s history.

State of the art modulating boilers are up to 97% efficient and vary the amount of gas used to produce the exact amount of heat neededDRF’s custom-engineered solution was installed in less than 5 months – during one of the most brutal Chicago winters with record cold temperatures – yet space-heating and domestic hot water heating service was never interrupted for more than a few hours.

This project yielded actual first year therm savings of 416,846 – 158.8% over projection with actual first year gas savings of $345,656 – 126.9% over projection!

State of the art modulating boilers are up to 97% efficient and vary the amount of gas used to produce the exact amount of heat needed

The Chatham project earned the biggest single rebate for a multi-family project in the program's history

The Chatham project earned the biggest single rebate for a multi-family project in the program’s history

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