Promise Energy Helps Innovative Transit-Friendly Affordable Housing Earn LEED Platinum Certification in Hollywood

Courtesy of Abode Communities. Jim Simmons Photography

Promise Energy’s commitment to exceeding energy standards at Selma Community Housing benefits both Abode Communities, and especially, the residents who call Selma home.

Selma Community Housing, a vibrant residential development in Hollywood featuring 66 affordable family homes, achieves LEED® for Homes Platinum certification thanks to a Solar Water Heating system installed by Promise Energy. This system offsets 42% of the annual energy consumption for water heating, a savings equivalent to avoiding burning 12,000 pounds of coal or 1,300 gallons of gasoline each year.

“Promise Energy’s commitment to exceeding energy standards at Selma Community Housing benefits both Abode Communities, and especially, the residents who call Selma home,” remarked Robin Hughes, President & CEO of Abode Communities. “Much like our other communities developed in partnership with Promise Energy, our investment will lower operating costs and reduce environmental impact on the community at large.”

The transit-friendly site, developed by Abode Communities on land owned by the Los Angeles Unified School District, is located adjacent to Selma Elementary School, and will provide much needed affordable housing for LAUSD teachers and employees. The project transformed a simple parking lot into a five-story, transit oriented development (TOD) within walking distance of the Metro Hollywood/Highland Red Line station. This improves environmental health by providing affordable living closer to the schools where employees work, and increases accessibility to public transportation. By allowing residents to live, work, and play within their local community, this innovative project helps reduce commute times, and lower Hollywood’s carbon footprint.

“Promise Energy is thrilled to be working with the outstanding team at Abode Communities on a project that will have positive impacts on so many critical issues including housing, education, transportation, sustainability, and climate change,” says Adam Boucher, CEO of Promise Energy. “This project turns a parking lot into a community asset that will change lives for decades to come. It’s the kind of project we’re honored to be a…

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