Built in 2000, the 80-unit Pablo Davis Elder Living Center was the first elder care center in southwest Detroit. Today, it is home to one of the largest solar installations on a multifamily building in the state of Michigan. In February 2020, Bridging Communities, the nonprofit that owns and runs the Pablo Davis Elder Living Center, completed extensive building renovations at Pablo Davis adding solar panels to the roof, renovating all 80 units and completing energy efficient upgrades, all without relocating any residents.
The results of the renovations were impressive: Pablo Davis decreased its energy use intensity by 30% and qualified as an ENERGY STAR® top performer with a score of 80. Provided below is a film documenting the Pablo Davis building renovations success story including perspectives from tenants, the building owner, consultants and community leaders. Additionally provided are profiles of the owner and financial consultant and a summary of the project energy savings.