Powered by rooftop solar panels, residents can reverse the meter and send energy back to the Utility Grid via 4700 Kilowatt-Hours / Year of energy generated.
The future of smarter, greener, net-zero energy consumption living has been realized, and it can only be found in one place in Los Angeles: the new Hanover Olympic apartment homes. Hanover Company, the forward-thinking developer and manager of high quality multi-family residential properties nationwide, is introducing an exclusive collection of 20 Eco-Apartment homes within its luxury, high-design Hanover Olympic property. With the launch of these 20 solar-powered homes, the door has been opened for conscious Los Angeles tenants to live a sustainable, solar-powered lifestyle.
Drawing power from the sun, the residences operate at net-zero energy consumption. This pilot program serves as the frontline for Hanover Company’s vision for green living, and champions California’s strategic long-term plan to go solar. Each apartment is powered by a system of 10 dedicated solar panels fixed on the roof at Hanover Olympic that produces roughly 4,700 kilowatt-hours per year. During daylight, the panels not only power the eco-apartment, but also send energy back to the utility grid, essentially reversing the meter. At night, the Eco-Apartment draws that energy back from the utility grid, netting an energy transfer of roughly zero, meaning the total amount of energy used on an annual basis is approximate to the amount of renewable energy created. Each of the solar-powered homes features a built-in iPad that provides up-to-the-minute information on energy consumption and energy tracking, as well as a Nest Learning Thermostat — the energy-saving smart thermostat that adapts to a resident’s schedule. They also offer reclaimed wood flooring, recycled glass countertops, energy performance windows, GE star appliances and sensory lighting control.
Ryan Hamilton, acquisitions and development partner for Hanover Olympic, says “We feel that Downtown Los Angeles is the ideal location for Hanover to introduce our Eco-Apartment concept. The area is undergoing an amazing renaissance and is attacking innovators and first-adopters that are seeking a luxury lifestyle combined with new technology and the best amenities.”
The 20 Eco-Apartments are now available for leasing exclusively at Hanover Olympic. For additional information and leasing opportunities, visit: www.hanoverolympic.com.