RPCA, Utility Baseline, Energy Audit, Environmental Compliance Checklist for multi-site property in Paw Paw, Michigan

PM Environmental was retained to conduct a Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Physical Condition Assessment (RPCA), Utility Baseline, Energy Audit, and Environmental Compliance Checklist of the Asset Management Project Groupings (AMPs) located in Paw Paw, Michigan. The subject property consisted of two apartment buildings, including a 2-story and 3-story apartment building connected with an enclosed walk-way, and a maintenance garage. The apartment buildings were constructed in 1971 and1980 and contained a total of 81 dwelling units. The project scope of work included creating a single RAD tool.

Green alternatives identified by the RPCA included: lighting retrofits, window upgrades, installation of boilers with higher efficiencies and circulation pumps with electrically commutated motors (ECM), programmable thermo-stats, low-flow water efficient faucet aerators and toilets, improvement of thermal envelope and insulation, and energy efficient appliances. 

Critical repairs included identification of missing smoke detectors and GFI outlets and installation of smoke detectors and GFI outlets where missing. 

Deficiencies with regard to ADAAG accessibility compliance were observed in common area restrooms and within dwelling units. The RPCA made specific recommendations to bring the units into compliance with ADAAG requirements. 

The results of the RPCA identified a total of $5,750 in critical repairs, $13,600 in short-term repairs, and $1.56M in reserve term repairs.

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