In April, we HONOR, CELEBRATE, and Embrace MPDC’s Green & Sustainable Initiatives
We are continuing the celebration of MPDC’s 55th Anniversary this month by spotlighting our green & sustainable initiatives!
MPDC has committed to reducing energy consumption and employing green and sustainable management and maintenance practices throughout our properties. Here’s a sneak peek of what we’ll be showcasing this month:
A Guide Energy Conservation
Check out this guide about energy conservation at your home or office. Thanks, Ryan Tollefsen for sharing!
Green Guide for Dudley Greenville Apartments
We are CELEBRATING the Legacy of MPDC’s Green & Sustainability initiatives.
Take a look at this #throwback
Green Guide for Dudley Greenville Apartments.
MPDC is Preserving Trees!
Today, we are honoring the present work of our Real Estate Team and the efforts made to preserve six silver linden trees along with Dudley Street & Guild Row & lower MPDC’s carbon footprint.
After a community hearing process in the summer and fall of 2020, the 75 Dudley design team has gone back to the drawing board and has come up with a new conceptual design in an effort to respond to the neighborhood’s wishes to preserve these trees & reduce the building’s footprint.
Street tree canopies provide essential shade and mitigate the heat island effect. The heat island effect is caused by buildings, roads, and other urban infrastructure absorbing and re-emitting the sun’s heat. As part of the redesign and shown below, the building’s footprint has been reduced and pushed back from the street trees’ roots!
The Solar Panel Project
In honor of #EarthMonth2021
& MPDC’s 55h Anniversary, we are proud to announce the completion of the installation of solar panels on MPDC homes!
“As of February 1st, 2021, a unique portfolio of 17 rooftop solar installations totaling 580 kW is now providing a steady stream of low-cost, renewable energy to 430 households in Roxbury, Massachusetts, providing nearly a million dollars in estimated utility cost savings to buildings serving older adults and families with low incomes. Collectively, the panels will produce 16,185,625 kWh over the next 25 years, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 11,470 metric tons.
The solar project was made possible through a partnership between Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC), Bright Community Capital (BCC), Resonant Energy
, and New Resource Solutions.
“As the first nonprofit multifamily developer in Massachusetts to complete a portfolio-wide installation of solar photovoltaic panels on real estate assets, MPDC is very excited to partner with like-minded, mission-driven stakeholders to expand access to renewable energy for our community members in Roxbury,” said Vinnie Viola, MPDC Director of Asset Management.”
Bike Giveaway Event!
In celebration of MPDC’s 55th Anniversary Green & Sustainability Month, here’s a chance to lower your carbon footprint by biking!
Passive House Project with Trinity Financial and DHK Architects
Happy Earth Day! And happy Green & Sustainable Month in honor of MPDC’s 55th Anniversary!
MPDC is CELEBRATING the planning of our first ever Passive House project at 2085 Washington St.! In collaboration with our partners at Trinity Financial and DHK Architects, this mixed-income affordable rental and homeownership building will be at the cutting edge of environmentally sustainable architecture! The building will remain energy-efficient and have an extremely low carbon footprint long into the future.
How does Passive House work?
Passive House is a set of design principles used to attain maximum energy efficiency and can be implemented in any building type. It uses continuous insulation, an airtight building envelope, high-performance windows, heat recovery ventilation, and is designed in orientation to the sun to maximize heat in the winter and minimize heat in the summer.
MPDC Hope Community Garden Club!
MPDC is now accepting applications for the Hope Community Garden Club!
All ages welcome!
We offer a Kids’ Garden Club (2-10), Hope Garden Plots for adults & older adults, and so much more!
*Additionally, we offer garden education, social connectivity, garden training, garden events, home gardening training, and other gardening opportunities*
To sign up, contact Leslie Stafford (Health Equity & Wellness Organizer) at 617.946.6460 or at [email protected].