Corvias recently announced the successful completion of an initiative that brought 52 new single-family homes to Fort Riley, Kansas. The homes include three- and four-bedroom duplexes featuring high-efficiency appliances, luxury vinyl flooring, high-capacity storage, and safe-rooms for inclement weather. The homes will have immediate demand and are expected be fully occupied within the next week, as Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season is in full swing.
The U.S. Army reported on the renovations and on efforts by Corvias to help the Army reach its carbon pollution-free energy goals:
Prior to unveiling the homes with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, remarks were made by Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher L. Mullinax, command sergeant major of the 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley, and Pete Sims, the Department of Defense Managing Director at Corvias, in support of the Army’s resiliency goals and to improve the installation’s desirability for Soldiers while stimulating the local community.
“Of all the places I’ve lived, and I’m not just saying that because I’m the division sergeant major, I couldn’t have had a better experience being here with the Fort Riley team and living on this installation,” said Mullinax. “The reason that all works is because we have this great partnership with Corvias.”
…On Fort Riley, Corvias has developed around 12.3 megawatts of energy derived from systems capable of harnessing solar power. A new phase looking to add an additional 4.35 MW has been approved to begin in the near future.
“This is a real great benefit to our housing community because it fixes our costs in the long term and then it helps the Army with their resilience and renewable energy objectives,” said Sims.
Since beginning their partnership with the U.S. Army and Fort Riley in 2006, Corvias has invested $600 million in improvements and has developed 2,169 homes on the base. To date, the company’s investments in the installation’s energy goals have produced 12.28MW of rooftop solar panels. Planned investments included ground mounted solar units that will deliver an additional 4.35MW of electricity, helping to reach the Army’s objective of 100% carbon pollution-free electricity for installations by 2030. Investments in military housing communities are made possible through the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI), which enables private companies to provide their expertise to military housing while raising funds to support new developments and amenities for military families.