The recent transformation of 260 senior living garden apartments at Sacramento Manor, a sprawling, 10-acre, low-income housing community in South Sacramento, is considered the largest electrification retrofit project of its kind in California.
Except for some finishing touches and pending resident permits, the project is now complete, and Sacramento Manor’s outdated gas-reliant infrastructure has been fully replaced, with every apartment running solely on electricity, which saves on energy costs for property owners and residents.
Alliance Property Group and California Commercial Investment Group, who both invest in and develop affordable housing properties, worked with Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency to obtain the 62-year-old property early in 2021, eventually bringing in Bright Power to manage the gas-to-electric equipment upgrade.
“It was really a two-pronged approach, where we were able to achieve energy efficiency and affordability,” said Danielle Curls Bennett, president of the Alliance Property Group. “It’s consistent with what we’ve done in other projects, although on a much larger scale. This is by far the largest electrification and the largest energy efficiency initiative scope of work that we’ve done on any of our projects.”