Balfour Beatty Communities announced a new partnership with ENGIE, a global leader in low-carbon energy services, to improve the energy performance of more than 1,000 privatized Army homes at Fort Eustis and Fort Story in Virginia, the Daily Press reports. 

The $12.2 million project will be financed with Army energy savings through the federal government’s self-funding Energy Savings Performance ContractThe upgrades will begin this month and include new, highly-efficient HVAC systems equipped with modern thermostats and humidity-sensing bathroom exhaust fan switches, weatherization sealing, and comprehensive water efficiency upgrades.  

“This project will bring immediate upgrades to critical systems in the homes of military families at Fort Eustis and Fort Story,” said Mark Lavin, Executive Vice President for Balfour Beatty Communities. “Using an innovative financing approach has allowed us to deliver significant economic and environmental benefits to our communities and we look forward to extending this initiative to our other Army housing projects in the near future.” 

These energy efficiency enhancements will improve the standard of living for Army families by making homes more comfortable to live in and reducing mechanical outages. The upgrades are expected to be completed in the fall of 2021.