CHA eyes energy efficiency improvements

The Chicago Housing Authority’s Operations and Facilities Committee made alterations to two already planned projects and also invested in   new energy-related capital improvements during its monthly committee   meetings Wednesday.

The committee approved additional renovation work on the Bridgeport   Homes, at 3163 S. Lituanica Ave.  The work, which includes the   installation of sewer connections, drywall excavation and insulation   of utility room walls, will cost more than $1 million over the   original estimate.

Also modified was the CHA’s contract with Walsh Construction Co. for   renovation of the Phillip Murray Homes.  The addition will provide   for exterior lighting around the homes and parking lots located at   1037-39 E. 133rd St.  The proposed change will not increase the   project’s cost due to a credit from Walsh.

The committee also approved a proposal that would give buildings   designated by the CHA a boost with energy-related capital   improvements.  The contract signed with energy providers Siemens and   Ameresco is designed to replace obsolete equipment with energy   effficient models.

Ameresco and Siemens will divide the work equally with Ameresco   taking Vivian Carter Apartts., Dearborn Homes, W. Castleman   Apartments, Albany Terrace Apartments, Garfield Apartments, Parkview   Apartments, Patrick Sullivan Apartments, Robert Lawrence Apartments,   and Lake Michigan Apartments.

Siemens will work on Washington Park Senior Apartments, Sheridan/  Leland Apartments, Larrabee Apartments, Zelda Ormes Apartments, Las   Americas, Judge Slater Apartments & Annex, Judge Green Apartments,   Minnie Julie Ruperton, Mary Richardson Apartments, Kenneth Campbell   Apartments, Trumbull Park Homes, and Yates Apartments.