Mt. Airy Homes is a family housing development north of the Capitol serving a diverse community that benefits from secure housing as well as on-site programs like Early Childhood Family Education and Head Start. The homes were built in 1959 and renovated in the 1990s, and again in 2015. The buildings consist of two-story townhouses and a Community Center.
The residents in this community rely on District Energy’s heating system to keep them warm through the winter and to heat their domestic hot water. Our staff rely on a partnership with the Public Housing Authority staff who help us troubleshoot technical issues and develop educational opportunities to help residents reduce their energy use.
Recent substation upgrades have improved reliability and efficiency for Mt. Airy residents, which is important to keeping them comfortable and their rates affordable. The upgrades also serve our system better, with optimized interactions between equipment components, improved alarm functions, and remote monitoring.