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05.02.11 DHIC, Inc. Receives $489k Grant to Support Affordable Housing 04.28.11 DHIC, Inc. Receives $17,500 from Bank of America 01.25.11 Highland Terrace Green, Independent Living for Seniors. Move In Today! 01.01.11 Meadowcreek Commons Green, Independent Living Senior Community - Now Accepting Applications! more news

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General Information Family Apartments Senior Apartments Supportive Housing Property Management Resident Services DHIC is pleased to announce the completion of green retrofit improvements to the Chadwick Apartments,serving residents 62 years of age and older in Garner, North Carolina. Natalie Britt, DHIC's Vice President for Rental Development, says, "We are pleased that this project, which incorporates green practices important to DHIC, has been completed on schedule and within the planned budget. The residents will directly benefit from a more comfortable and healthy environment. We are very proud of the team that made this a reality." The property, located at 305 East Garner Road, was selected as a grant recipient of HUD's Green Retrofit Program. This program provided over $250 million in grants and loans to retrofit affordable housing projects with the goal of reducing the demand for energy and water, lowering operating and maintenance costs as well as improving the impact on the environment and the quality of life for the residents. The project scope for the Chadwick Apartments will result in benefits to residents from the replacement of old appliances with new Energy Star models. All of the residents also received new energy-efficient heating and air conditioning systems with state-of-the art programmable thermostats for their units. The common areas received new heating and ventilation systems as well. As with any project it took a team of professionals to obtain the grant and implement the program. The initial grant proposal was applied for at 12:01 am the morning of the first day the applications were accepted. The application was assembled by Len Tatem (a North Carolina based asset management consultant) and Michael Skena (an intern from the UNC Kenan-Flagler School of Business). Newcomb and Company, a respected Raleigh-based mechanical contractor was selected to remove and replace 45 HVAC units and piping in the complex. The new Energy-Star refrigerators were obtained from HHGregg's commercial division. As part of this program, the project team created a green operations manual that will continue to improve the well-being and health of its residents. Mr. Tatem, who provided oversight for the project implementation says, "The green components of this project do not end at the installation of new equipment and appliances. Industry best practices also require continued reinforcement and measurement to ensure the improvements are meeting the intended goals and that residents are fully engaged in the outcomes as well." A baseline utility study has been performed so the impact of the improvements may be measured over time.

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DHIC Trautwein, Kinney Robertson, and Donald Nicholson under the direction of Teressa Johnson, Regional 2011 all Property Manager of Community Management Corporation. The plan includes the use of non-toxic rights chemicals, integrated pest management techniques, low-VOC paints, and green label flooring The operations plan will be implemented by the on-site management team including Dannie products. Mr. Nicholson developed an instructional video on how to program the thermostat for the new heating and air conditioning system. Sally Haile (DHIC Community Development Specialist) states, "We want to ensure that our residents have access to continued learning about these improvements. Their environment is a key ingredient of DHIC's resident service goals." DHIC, Inc. 113 South Wilmington Street Raleigh, NC 27601 (919) 832-4345 (phone) (919) 832-2206 (fax)


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