Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation has received an $11,000 grant from Bank of America in support of energy efficiency upgrades at the Santa Paulan Apartments in Santa Paula.
The grant is part of Bank of America’s commitment to building stronger communities and helping to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy. The bank works with Cabrillo and other nonprofit housing developers to help fund energy efficiency upgrades, retrofits, solar and other green building efforts.
“Thanks in large part to partners like Bank of America we can continue to provide our residents with safe, comfortable living in a quality environment. Bank of America has truly made a difference at this property and in the lives of the residents who live at The Santa Paulan,” said Margarita H. de Escontrias, Cabrillo CEO.
Funding from Bank of America will help Cabrillo replace two heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units at The Santa Paulan, a 150-unit senior living facility for residents ages 55 and older. The newer units have longer lifespans and use many recyclable parts, reducing the number of materials going into landfills.
“Energy efficiency upgrades, like those scheduled for The Santa Paulan, allow our senior tenants to enjoy better health and comfort levels, reduce operating costs and water waste, and improve our environmental footprint,” said Luz Soto, Director of Property Management and Resident Services at Cabrillo.