Mulvane senior complex boasts green energy standard – KSN

June 6, 2012 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

MULVANE, Kansas — Patty Ingram’s been her brand new apartment at Homestead Senior Residences Mulvane for six weeks.

“It’s a nice size. It’s got the space in it.”

It also has a super green energy standard making it the first USDA financed complex of its kind in the nation.

“This is the first project that got funded in the first round, it is the first one that we’ve cut the ribbon on, it’s the first one that’s in existence, and I can’t tell you how proud I am to be a part of that with you,” said Tammye Trevino, USDA Rural Housing Administrator.

At Wednesday’s ribbon cutting, Washington officials stood beside Kansas residents. They are the lucky ones who made it into the 40 unit complex.

Before the last units were even finished, a waiting list began to form.

“These funds are limited throughout the United States, there’s only so many dollars available so we feel lucky that we got the 40 units that we do have,” said Terry Bradshaw, Director of Property Management.

It’s government funds that allows residents to pay what they can based on their income.

“These are lower flow dishwasher in the unit.”

It’s also those funds that allow for energy efficient appliances, tankless water heaters, ample insulation, and eco-friendly windows.

It’ll mean low energy costs for residents like Patty who’s very thankful for her new home.

“The lord opened this door for me and I’m very grateful for it, and I would like to think that anybody else that would be in my situation would have that same priviledge.”

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