• Wright-Patterson AFB Weighs Options for Future of Historic Homes0

    Officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base outside of Dayton, Ohio, held two public forums this week to gather input on the future of 89 historic brick homes that are among the Air Force’s last remaining government-owned housing. The homes in the Brick Quarters Housing District were built from 1934-1937 and are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Wright-Patt needs 30 homes for “key and essential” personnel — senior military and civilian leaders required to live on base. The installation’s portfolio of privatized housing does not meet the needs of key and essential personnel as those residences are not large enough or are located too far away from work locations …

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  • Rooftop Panels Increase Ft. Carson’s Reliance on Renewables

    Rooftop Panels Increase Ft. Carson’s Reliance on Renewables0

    Workers are installing solar panels on more than six hundred residences at Fort Carson, Colo., as part of an effort to help the post become a net zero energy installation and reduce its reliance on fossil fuels. The project is being funded by SolarCity as part of its SolarStrong initiative, a five-year effort to install more than $1 billion in solar panels on up to 120,000 military homes throughout the country. At Fort Carson, SolarCity is partnering with the Army’s family housing partner, Balfour Beatty Communities, on the effort. The post will pay SolarCity for power generated by the panels, and Balfour Beatty will receive a credit for the amount of energy generated and integrated onto the installation’s power grid from the solar panels …

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  • Air Force Sticks with JLL for Real Estate Services Contract0

    JLL’s Public Institutions Group has won a five-year, $88 million contract for real estate portfolio advisory services for the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s privatized projects, continuing the portfolio advisory support the firm has provided to the Air Force since 2001. Under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, JLL will support housing privatization efforts, enhanced use leasing transactions, value-based transactions, real estate and environmental issues related to BRAC, and other real estate transactions and privatized programs. “We have had the honor of working with the Air Force to optimize its real estate assets, housing privatization and utilities privatization efforts across the U.S. for over 14 years,” said John Leineweber, managing director for JLL, who will oversee the Air Force Public Institutions team …

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  • Two More Posts Open Family Housing to Military Retirees, Civilians0

    Two Army installations recently have opened their family housing to military retirees and DOD civilians in an effort to raise occupancy rates. Last month, Corvias Military Living started allowing military retirees, DOD civilians and the families of slain soldiers to apply to live on Fort Bragg, N.C. Last week, housing officials there said they would accept DOD civilians who are single and service members at the rank of sergeant in an on-base apartment complex, reported the Fayetteville Observer. Those apartments previously were available only to service members with a rank of E-6 or higher …

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  • SolarCity to Install Solar Panels on Navy, Marine Corps Family Housing in San Diego0

    The Navy’s family housing partner in San Diego reached a deal with SolarCity to purchase energy generated from rooftop solar photovoltaic systems installed on nearly 6,000 homes across 27 neighborhoods, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced Thursday. The power purchase agreement between SolarCity and Lincoln Military Housing represents one of the solar provider’s largest residential efforts under its SolarStrong initiative to provide energy to military housing communities across the country. The San Diego rooftop installations would add 20 megawatts or more of renewable energy capacity to the Navy’s portfolio …

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  • DOD Funding to Run out for Housing Referral Service0

    Funding for an online service that helps service members find available rental housing when they move to a new assignment is scheduled to run out at the end of December, but the service provider is looking for an alternate source of funding to continue the program. A spokesman for Navy Installations Command said the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security are allowing the Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN) to end when their contract with Runzheimer International runs out next month …

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