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11/8/2018 at 7:11:16 PM GMT
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Generators
  • Do you have generators connected to any of your independent living residential units?

  • If so, are all units covered? Apartments and individual housing units?

  • For apartment buildings: are any services within the individual apartment connected to the generator? If so, which services?

  • For individual homes or villas: Which services within the home are connected to the generator?
  • Any common areas connected to the generator? If so, what is powered in those common areas by the generator?

  • Any experiences you’d like to share that have driven your decisions?


11/13/2018 at 7:46:14 PM GMT
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Do you have any generators connected to any of your independent living residential units?
Answer: Yes “But only the A/C”.

If so, are all units covered? Apartments and individual house units?
Answer: (yes) Apartments. (No) Cottages.

For apartment buildings: Are any services within the individual apartment connected to the generator?
Answer: Only A/C.

For individual homes or villas: Which services within the home are connected to the generator?
Answer: None.

Any common areas connected to the generator? If so, what is powered in those common areas by the generator?
Answer: Some Lighting and some A/C units.


11/13/2018 at 7:46:42 PM GMT
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Do you have generators connected to any of your independent living residential units? The lights in the elevator lobbies are on the generator, as are all the elevators.


If so, are all units covered? Apartments and individual housing units?


For apartment buildings: are any services within the individual apartment connected to the generator? If so, which services? No


For individual homes or villas: Which services within the home are connected to the generator? (no individual homes or villas)
Any common areas connected to the generator? If so, what is powered in those common areas by the generator? Common areas with generator coverage including the dining room, resident lounge on the main floor, large living room, hall to dining room, main bathrooms, kitchen equipment, hot water.


Any experiences you’d like to share that have driven your decisions? We lost power after Florence due to flooding and learned of additional areas we’d like to have on the generator from that use. We have a 600 kWatt generator and only used 100 kWatts when it is running. We have put out RFPs for companies to evaluate what additional services can be provided by the generator since we have capacity – such as, but not limited to, HVAC systems, power source for individual IL apartments, etc.


11/13/2018 at 7:47:07 PM GMT
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Do you have generators connected to any of your independent living residential units? no


If so, are all units covered? Apartments and individual housing units?


For apartment buildings: are any services within the individual apartment connected to the generator? If so, which services?


For individual homes or villas: Which services within the home are connected to the generator? none
Any common areas connected to the generator? If so, what is powered in those common areas by the generator? Clubhouse kitchen, lighting, HVAC


Any experiences you’d like to share that have driven your decisions? Plan to add generators to apartment buildings over time beginning 2020. Rent generators until then as needed


11/13/2018 at 7:47:51 PM GMT
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To get started I would like to provide some background, I have included a description of the types of IL living units that we have on campus.

- Apartments – These 157 units are located in our main apartment building and range from 418 sf. (Studio Apartment) to 1140 sf (2 Bedroom Suit)
- Cottages – These 44 units are located throughout the 50 acer campus in 22 duplex buildings. They are all 2 bedrooms and range from 1200 sf to 1550 sf.
- Villas – These 48 units are in 4 buildings and are all 2 bedrooms and range from 1450 sf to 1870 sf
Do you have generators connected to any of your independent living residential units?
Apartments: The apartment building was built in 1986 and the Generator only operates every 5th hallway light fixture, other emergency lights, access control, e-call systems, fire alarm systems and one of the elevators. There is no generator powered elements in the apartment units themselves.
Cottages: There is no generator powered elements in the cottage units themselves.
Villas: Each villa building does have generator power. The generator powers essential systems in the building (emergency lights, other lighting, access control, e-call systems, fire alarm systems, elevators, central heat and cooling). In addition, the generator powers elements such as refrigerators, air handler, selected lights as well as several outlets in each villa.

If so, are all units covered? Apartments and individual housing units?
See answer above

For apartment buildings: are any services within the individual apartment connected to the generator? If so, which services?
See answer above

For individual homes or villas: Which services within the home are connected to the generator?
See answer above

Any common areas connected to the generator? If so, what is powered in those common areas by the generator?
See answer above
Community Center: The generator provides power to several elements in the community center including but not limited to: Central heating, emergency and other lighting, e-call systems, fire alarm systems, kitchen coolers and cookers.


· Any experiences you’d like to share that have driven your decisions? I do not think there has been any specific experience driving these decisions. As we expanded our facility over the years it seemed a natural progression to provide emergency power as described above.



11/13/2018 at 7:48:05 PM GMT
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I hope all is well. The only areas the generator works within our IL is some lights and outlets in the main kitchen, and a few lights at our reception area and main lobby.


11/13/2018 at 7:48:22 PM GMT
Posts: 1263
Do you have generators connected to any of your independent living residential units? Yes

If so, are all units covered? Apartments and individual housing units? Apartments only.


For apartment buildings: are any services within the individual apartment connected to the generator? If so, which services? Older section has generator powered outlets in corridors outside of apartments. New section has emergency power outlet inside unit as well as emergency powered heat strip in one bedroom.



For individual homes or villas: Which services within the home are connected to the generator? None
Any common areas connected to the generator? If so, what is powered in those common areas by the generator? All kitchen and dining venues are on emergency power as well as one elevator.


11/13/2018 at 7:48:59 PM GMT
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Hi Jennifer, hope you are well. Here are our responses:

Do you have generators connected to any of your independent living residential units?
No
If so, are all units covered? Apartments and individual housing units?
No
For apartment buildings: are any services within the individual apartment connected to the generator? If so, which services?
No
For individual homes or villas: Which services within the home are connected to the generator? [James Response] None
Any common areas connected to the generator? If so, what is powered in those common areas by the generator? Yes,
Any experiences you’d like to share that have driven your decisions? We have evaluated placing our three Apartment Buildings on generators, but find it to be too costly. Our resident have been involved in this process. This is because our existing buildings are not wired for / with an emergency power system. It is impractical to rewire these buildings; therefore, we would have to size generator capacity for the entire loads.




11/13/2018 at 7:49:16 PM GMT
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Do you have generators connected to any of your independent living residential units?
Yes, apartment buildings and they supply commons heat and A/C, limited electrical outlets in commons areas to charge cell phone and small items, emergency response system, fire alert system, egress lighting, etc. In main building supply one elevator, kitchen coolers and refrigeration, etc.
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If so, are all units covered? Apartments and individual housing units?
Individual houses/cottages are not covered by generators. Residents can under specific and limited situations add a generator to a house/duplex at their cost when applicable and with prior approval.



For apartment buildings: are any services within the individual apartment connected to the generator? If so, which services?
In our largest building the heating and cooling in apartments is on generator, but not in the smaller apartment buildings.



For individual homes or villas: Which services within the home are connected to the generator?
None and only with prior approval and when applicable and at resident expense a generator may be added.
Any common areas connected to the generator? If so, what is powered in those common areas by the generator?
See response above.



Any experiences you’d like to share that have driven your decisions?


11/13/2018 at 7:49:32 PM GMT
Posts: 1263
Do you have generators connected to any of your independent living residential units?
We have generators for our apartment buildings, but not the cottages.

If so, are all units covered? Apartments and individual housing units?
The main apartment building has generator power that controls emergency lighting, elevators, and communications. The new Park Home apartments have full generator coverage.

For apartment buildings: are any services within the individual apartment connected to the generator? If so, which services?
Not in the main apartments. Everything is covered in the Park Home apartments, recently finished.

For individual homes or villas: Which services within the home are connected to the generator? Nothing covered
Any common areas connected to the generator? If so, what is powered in those common areas by the generator? We have 100% generator coverage for the administrative building.

Any experiences you’d like to share that have driven your decisions? The 2003 ice storm, during which we were without power for seven days, led our board of trustees to put generators on all areas, except cottages.


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