California’s largest gas-to-electric retrofit project of multifamily housing complete
Senior community saves on energy and maintenance costs
Thursday, SMUD, Bright Power, the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency and regional leaders will celebrate the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Sacramento Manor, a 260-unit affordable senior housing complex that has undergone extensive renovations and comprehensive electrification upgrades. The transformative project has successfully retrofitted Sacramento Manor to operate solely on electricity, delivering cost savings and health benefits by eliminating outdated residential gas systems and removing aging infrastructure.
Sacramento Manor ribbon cutting and tour
Thursday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Sacramento Manor, 7300 24th St. Bypass, Sacramento
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg; Sacramento Councilmember Mai Vang; SMUD Board of Director's President Heidi Sanborn; representatives from SMUD, Bright Power and the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency and other community partners and leaders
"SMUD’s goal to decarbonize our power supply by 2030 includes a commitment to fostering an equitable transition to a clean energy future through electrification of buildings and transportation, and other technologies that improve air quality, public health and support inclusive economic development,” said SMUD Chief Executive Officer & General Manager Paul Lau. "Our vision for a clean energy future is remarkable, not only because SMUD will pioneer large-scale utility decarbonization, but also because we will work hand-in-hand with all communities to achieve our goals, ensuring that everyone can reap the economic and health benefits of a future powered by clean energy and a sustainable economy."
The project scope at Sacramento Manor included the removal of gas systems and the installation of unit-specific heat pumps with individual controls for heating and cooling, heat pump water heaters, heat pump pool heaters, low-flow fixtures, refrigerators, dual-pane windows and LED lighting. Prior to the retrofit, the property relied on gas-fired systems for domestic hot water and HVAC, resulting in energy losses, greenhouse gas emissions and maintenance challenges. Built in 1961, the site’s failing infrastructure included leaking pipes, single-pane windows, inadequate insulation and outdated appliances, contributing to energy waste and discomfort for residents.
Alliance Property Group and California Commercial Investment Group purchased the property in 2021, and engaged Bright Power to manage a two-year, comprehensive property-wide electrification retrofit with funding support from California’s Low-Income Weatherization Program and SMUD, which provided about $760,000 in incentive funding.
As the nation’s sixth-largest, community-owned, not-for-profit electric service provider, SMUD has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity to Sacramento County for more than 75 years. SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. Today, SMUD’s power supply is on average about 50 percent carbon free and SMUD has a goal to reach zero carbon in its electricity production by 2030. For more information on SMUD’s Zero Carbon Plan and its customer programs, visit smud.org.