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Introducing DC to Low-Income Community Solar

In developing its new LEED® Platinum office, Nixon Peabody pro bono attorneys established DC’s first Community Solar project exclusively for the benefit of the most vulnerable members of our community. The product of a green lease between Brookfield and Nixon Peabody, the installation includes roof-mounted arrays atop the utility penthouse and on the terrace level, as well as DC’s first vertically-mounted solar wall. Solar panels are integrated with beehives sponsored by Brookfield’s urban beekeeping program. This project developed into New Partners Community Solar, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by Nixon Peabody pro bono legal services.

Location: City Center/Downtown, NW
System Size: 55.4 kW
Building Owner: Brookfield Properties
Additional Partners: DC Dept. of Energy and Environment, Enterprise Community Investments, National Housing Trust, SolarGaines

Watch ‘Produced Here- Benefitted There’ up above to learn more.

Video Credit ECast Productions

It’s just a win-win. We’re supporting the vision of [New Partners] which is very forward-thinking, and we love the idea that this is a program that is giving back to the community as well as really serving as a model for others.
– Greg Meyer, Executive Vice President, Washington, DC Region, Brookfield Properties


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