• Efficiency First

    Our soup-to-nuts solution for efficiency upgrades in affordable housing

How it Works

The Gist

Our cornerstone service, Efficiency First offers a simple, integrated solution for lowering energy and water expenses at existing affordable multifamily properties, while contributing to positive health and comfort outcomes for residents. Through its one-stop shop approach, MPower delivers immediate savings to owners and occupants through building upgrades and ongoing technical support services and combines it with an easy repayment plan to make it possible to improve affordability now.

The Nitty Gritty

  • 1. Investigate & Learn

    First order of business, we're going to ask you lots of questions about your property challenges. We want to know everything about it! We'll also bring in a professional auditor to review the place top to bottom.

    Handy Docs for this Phase:

    Application

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  • 2. Analyze & Plan

    Once we've got all of that info, we'll make some recommendations. We put together a comprehensive package of cost-cutting measures that will move your building toward sustainability.

    Handy docs for this phase

    Example Efficiency Assessment

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  • 3. Finance the Work

    Not only will we help you understand how to move toward sustainability in your community, but we'll even help you figure out how to cover the cost through comprehensive financing packages that cover up to 100% of the costs to carry out the plan. This includes both low interest loans and incentives.

    Handy Docs For This Phase

    Efficiency Services Agreement

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    Loan & Security Agreement

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    Promissory Note

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  • 4. Coordinate & Construct

    The MPower team will assist you throughout the construction process, from identifying qualified contractors, to bid development and review, construction scheduling, monitoring installation, draw management, and quality assurance upon completion.

    Handy Docs For This Phase

    Bid Form

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    High Road Reporting

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  • 5. Support & Evaluate

    MPower remains your efficiency partner even after construction is complete. We offer consistent data monitoring, operations and maintenance support, and resident education and engagement tools.

    Handy Docs For This Phase

    RE Overview

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    Suggested RE Timeline

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    Resident Benefits

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    Sample Monitoring Summary

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Behold Our Stunning Successes

Benefits of the Model

Our simple solution addresses the most common barriers to capital upgrades in affordable housing properties - lack of financing options, staff capacity, and limited cash flows.

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Funding sources that work in your existing capital stack- including integrated incentives and unsecured loans

Immediate water and energy savings. Our average project’s utility cost savings is over 25%

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Added capacity and know-how to see your project through to completion

Sounds Pretty Great, Doesn't It?