Will Roger's Court

City of Oklahoma

Will Roger’s Court is an Urban Housing Development facility run by the Oklahoma City Housing Authority. It consists of 86 buildings containing a total of 356 apartments. Energy efficiency projects at housing developments can reduce the cost to taxpayers in providing essential services to economically challenged families.

Project

After Oklahoma City officials saw Tom Kiser receive a presidential award for energy work on housing projects in Ohio, they recruited Kiser and Worthington Energy Innovations to provide an energy system for Will Roger’s Court. Worthington provided sustainable energy solutions for the apartment complex by shutting down its central steam powerhouse and developing a distributed system for energy delivery using a closed hot-water loop. Worthington shut down the central steam generator and 30 chimneys in the process.

Results

With an initial investment of $4,900,000 the project saw $1,500,000 per year in energy savings. (This doesn’t include avoided costs associated with maintaining the old system with its 17 miles of underground piping and steam traps!)