AMLI Residential and Green Mountain Energy Company have announced a sustainability partnership to install 330 kW of solar panels across four AMLI communities in the Dallas area. AMLI is also purchasing 100% renewable energy for all of the common areas at its apartment communities in Houston and Dallas.
PCI Solar has already installed solar arrays at AMLI Campion Trail and AMLI West Plano. The installation of another solar array is currently underway at AMLI Frisco Crossing and still one more will be completed at AMLI at the Ballpark in the fall of 2018. Upon completion, the four projects combined are expected to generate 20% of common area electric use at each community. This will offset 750,000 pounds of carbon dioxide annually, the equivalent of 687 households turning off their lights for an entire year.
The sustainability partnership marks a dramatic step in AMLI’s commitment to making its communities increasingly more sustainable. By moving its more than 20 communities in the Texas competitive electricity market to 100 percent renewable energy, AMLI is expected to offset more than 20.1 million pounds of carbon dioxide per year, which is the equivalent of planting 2,300 trees or taking 2,100 cars off the road for a year.
“We are proud to partner with AMLI in making our communities more sustainable and help them take this important step in providing clean energy to power their common areas,” said Mark Parsons, vice president of Green Mountain. “This is a milestone in AMLI’s history,” said Fred Schreiber, AMLI’s executive vice president of development and co-COO. “While we aggressively pursue LEED and ENERGY STAR certifications to reduce our energy consumption, this Green Mountain partnership gives AMLI a major opportunity to become an active, sustained energy producer in tandem with our efforts to curb our carbon footprint.”