Over the past year, Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI) partners strengthened their commitment to make installations and on-base housing communities more sustainable and secure. In accordance with Department of Defense (DOD) energy usage goals, leaders in the MHPI continue to grow national programs to reduce energy waste and support renewable power generation.
Upgrades to energy efficient systems and the expansion of solar and geothermal systems improve housing quality today and strengthen the DOD’s privatized family housing portfolio’s long-term financial stability through energy savings, supporting installation resiliency for decades to come.
To-date, Military Housing Association (MHA) members have installed 26,700 rooftop and ground mounted solar systems. MHA members plan to substantially build out this capacity with an additional 101 MW of renewable energy generation, totaling 276 MW program-wide by completion.
In addition, military housing providers improved nearly 48,000 homes with energy efficiency upgrades, including new HVAC system and appliances like dishwashers and clothes washers, and energy-efficient lighting and fixtures – with 14,000 completed just completed over the last year. Looking ahead, MHA members plan to improve an additional 32,900 units with energy efficiency upgrades.
“Continued investments in renewable power generation and energy efficient systems by America’s military family housing providers far surpass standard industry practices in the private sector housing market,” according to Gen. John Campbell, (U.S. Army-Ret.), senior adviser to the Military Housing Association. “The MHPI’s focus to build sustainable military family housing communities improves quality of life for service members while supporting installation resiliency.”
These investments are made possible by the innovative public-private partnerships forged between leading housing developers and the Service Branches, infusing military family housing communities with innovative and best-in-class practices that lead to more sustainable communities.