Energy and money savings thru partnership

The Mildred C. Hailey Apartments received funding for replacement heating and hot water systems as a result of a partnership between Boston Housing Authority (BHA) and Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), according to a press release.

ABCD’s Low Income Multifamily Program (LIMF) program has provided BHA with funding to address its needs, in addition to associated energy savings. With more resources, BHA has been able to install more efficient infrastructures, such as boilers and furnaces, air source heat pumps, attic and sidewall insulation, and LED lighting. BHA has subsequently seen a 25 percent reduction of greenhouse gases.

“These kinds of projects are a win-win for everybody,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh, according to the press release.  “They save taxpayer’s money, conserve energy, install needed infrastructure upgrades to our public housing, and pay for themselves through the energy savings they generate.”

The partnership has resulted in $24.8 million in energy savings equipment installed across all of BHA’s housing developments in the last 10 years, and an estimated $24 million in realized energy savings over that time period.

“This program has proven to be a great partnership” said BHA Administrator Bill McGonagle, according to the press release. “Not only do our residents gain by safer, healthier, and more comfortable housing with these investments, but it conserves energy and reduces our carbon footprint.”

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