Plateau Property Management News:
More than 250 housing units in Los Alamos have solar panels!
The Plateau Lands Administration has started work on installing solar panels in the fall of 2019 and is initially expected to be fully operational by April 2020, when COVID arrives.
While most of the units are set to be completed by the end of 2019, major improvements are being made in the overall power system but one housing group needs to do so to adopt a new solar system. The issue of access to equipment and sanctions due to COVID has led to delays for contractors and Los Alamos District Aid Workers.
Thanks to the hard work of LD Electric, Los Alamos County, the NM Solar group, and the Plateau property management staff, with the patience of the residents, the project is nearing completion.
The landlord, Bruce Norman, said the delay, while frustrating, was understandable.
“Any operation of this magnitude and complexity will inevitably face delays, but when you throw COVID into the mix, all trade is off,” Norman said. “We are very proud and excited to be close to having all our solar panels on power to provide electricity to our residents. There are times when we have more control over the power line, and there are times when we draw from the power line. In a project worth $ 1.5 million this is a huge sacrifice, but we are proud to do our part to protect the environment. ”
Sunlight is provided at: Ponderosa Pines, The Chapel Apartments, Iris St. apartments, Tres Casitas and 20 of 40 units at The Cottonwoods in Gold St.
Don Taylor, who bought one of the three buildings in Tres Casitas several years ago joined Norman during the project and was able to put sunlight on his 8 rooms as well.
Plateau Property Management has a long history of managing their assets in an environmentally friendly manner. In addition to now providing most of the electrical needs for their homes, they started a popular recycling program at The Chapel Apartments 25 years ago and took this product to Ponderosa Pines when they purchased this property in 2015. In 2018 they installed an electric charging station at Ponderosa Pines, the first housing group in the region to offer this feature. In addition, they replaced the old stainless steel windows in all of its properties, installed water-repellent toilets and water pumps, upgraded Riga and improved features.
“As a major housing provider in Los Alamos, I know everything we can do to reduce environmental impact is really increasing over time,” Norman said.
As an added benefit to the electricity grid, all homes that do not have air conditioning in the past will now have A / C units installed. Work on this project has already begun and should be completed in the coming weeks.
The Plant Management Platform would like to thank Daniel and all the people of LD Electric, Stephen Mares and Los Alamos County, Alex and Matt with the NM Solar Group, and all of our residents and staff for their efforts to see this happen. be honest!
For more information, contact Plateau Asset Management at 505.661.0211 or visit www.plateaupropertymgmt.net.