McHenry Row’s Porter Street Apartments Now Run on 100% Solar Power

| June 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

McHenry Row’s Porter Street Apartments is now operating on 100% solar power. The 223-unit, five-story apartment building, which includes an outdoor pool and an adjacent parking garage, opened in 2017.

“We designed the building for all-inclusive living so we were able to use one master utility meter for the entire building,” said Alex Mandel of 28 Walker Development, developer of Porter Street Apartments, in a press release. “This gave us a unique opportunity to operate the entire project utilizing solar power. In a traditional apartment building set up, the landlord would only have control over common-area utility procurement.”

Residents of Porter Street do not pay a separate electric bill as it’s included in the price of rent.

“The Porter Street Apartments are powered by an offsite solar array located in nearby Frederick, Maryland,” said Mandel. “The offsite solar solution is perfect for this project as it allows us to utilize solar power in a location that otherwise wouldn’t be a good fit for solar. The long term contract that we have in place with the Frederick array comes with a low electricity rate that is passed onto our residents.”

28 Walker partnered with MD Energy Advisors on the renewable solution.

McHenry Row also has a Tesla Supercharger station, featuring eight separate Superchargers, and solar panels on one of its garages.

The final building in the 20-acre McHenry Row mixed-use development, a Courtyard by Marriott, is under construction and will be competed in the coming months.

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