San Francisco Housing Authority
With funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the SFHA and Ameresco will perform a $12.5-million upgrade to windows and plumbing in the Ping Yuen housing complex in Chinatown, part of a series of improvements that will yield $60 million in energy savings.
Chicago Housing Authority
Under an energy savings performance contract (ESPC), Ameresco provided heating upgrades, water-conservation systems and 10,000 refrigerators that helped the CHA save $4 million annually on energy costs. Ameresco also helped the CSA meet its goal of 50% participation by Section 3 and minority and women-owned businesses.
Boston Housing Authority
A combination of 17 energy efficiency and renewable energy measures, along with a resident education program, will yield $4.8 million in energy and water savings for the BHA during the first year, and ongoing reductions of 37% in water use, 36% in natural gas use and 4% in electrical use.