Edgewood, MD – Yesterday, WISHROCK celebrated Windsor Valley Apartments as an Enterprise Green Communities Certified* development—one of five properties in our portfolio to be awarded this national green building designation. Windsor Valley is a multifamily affordable housing community in Edgewood, Maryland. All 291 apartment homes benefited from a complete rehabilitation to preserve affordable, healthy housing for families.
WISHROCK partnered with the State of Maryland and BG&E on high-performance building upgrades to improve energy efficiency. Through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Multifamily Energy Efficiency and Housing Affordability-EmPOWER program, the project leveraged over $1 million in financing for cost-effective energy improvements.
“Since the renovation, we’re seeing dramatic utility consumption and cost savings. This benefits Windsor Valley residents, our operations, and the environment,” said Bryan Shumway, Director of Development.
At Windsor Valley and across our portfolio, WISHROCK operates as a triple bottom line company – with financial, social, and environmental goals at the core of its mission. As a Better Building Partner, our company aims to reduce portfolio-wide energy use by 20 percent and to provide low-income communities with a healthy living environment.
*Enterprise Green Communities Criteria and Certification promotes energy and water efficiency, healthy housing, and resource conservation. To receive this national certification, an affordable housing developer must meet many criteria involving integrative design, location and neighborhood fabric, site improvements, water and energy conservation, and green building materials.
Trisha Miller, Chief Sustainability Officer
The principals of WISHROCK have been working together to successfully create and maintain safe and supportive affordable housing communities for the past 10 years. WISHROCK is active in 9 states, where we focus on the acquisition and rehabilitation of existing affordable housing communities, often in difficult settings and challenging markets. We take great pride in preserving the affordability of the communities we purchase and redevelop. Our company is committed to our residents through dedicated empowerment services, and by operating at the forefront of sustainability.