Cathedral Village, a Philadelphia-based continuing care retirement community, has completed a $3.2 million renovation project to upgrade its energy infrastructure on its 40-acre campus.
Specialist ENER-G Rudox Inc., in conjunction with clean energy specialists, Blue Sky Power, MCFA Global, and Ray Angelini Inc. worked on the design, engineering, construction, and financing to create a sustainable makeover of the facility. The improvements were financed through ENER-G Rudox’s 20-year agreement where Cathedral Village pays nothing in upfront investment capital. The infrastructure improvements are expected to save the community $145,000 in their utility electric bill.
“For continuing care retirement communities like Cathedral Village, the opportunity exists to invest in energy infrastructure to lower the facility’s carbon footprint, while saving money at the same time,” said Ryan Goodman, President, ENER-G Rudox.
“We’re excited about the undertaking of this renovation and could not have completed this project without our energy consultants, ENER-G Rudox, Blue Sky Power, MCFA Global and Ray Angelini,” said Steve Proctor, CEO of Presbyterian Senior Living. “It will not only enhance the lives of our residents by providing a more comfortable environment, but also allow us to reinvest the savings into the community to ensure we’re always providing the most advanced, highest quality care.”
The Cathedral Village project received support from both state and local sources, including a $500,000 grant from Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Financing Authority, $123,500 from PECO’s Smart-On Site Program and an attractive long-term cogeneration gas service contract with PGW to further save on energy costs.