Hanover Olympic is the first solar-powered, net-zero apartment building in Los Angeles. Ten rooftop photovoltaic panels provide energy for 20 eco apartments, cutting tenants' electricity bills by around $100 per month. The project also features an additional array of 220 panels that feed excess energy into the grid.
The eco-conscious project was developed by Hanover Company, developer and manager of high quality multi-family residential properties across the U.S. Each apartment has Energy Star-rated appliances, LED lighting, as well as a Nest Thermostat and an iPad Mini energy tracker that allow tenants to monitor their solar energy generation and consumption. The units range from studios (539-579 square feet), 1-bedroom apartments (650-916 square feet) and 2-bedroom apartments (975-1342 square feet).
“Downtown Los Angeles is the perfect location for Hanover to introduce our Eco-Apartment concept,” said Ryan Hamilton, Acquisitions and Development Partner for Hanover Olympic. “The area is attracting innovators and first-adopters seeking a luxury lifestyle with new tech and top amenities. We have been able to do all of that and provide the city with its first and only solar-powered, net-zero apartment home and hope that the success of this program will bring more attention to living a sustainable lifestyle.”
Via Clean Technica
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