The Boston Housing Authority is the largest landlord in Boston and the largest public housing authority in New England. As such, the BHA houses approximately 10 percent of the city’s residents through its programs.
“Projects like this prove that low-income housing can also be energy-efficient housing. We’re excited to be moving forward with green technology and upgrading our residents’ homes at the same time”
– Bill McGonagle
Administrator, Boston Housing Authority
Million Square Feet
Reduction in Gas and Water Use
ESPC Energy Project Size
ESPC Annual Energy Savings
Partnering with Ameresco, BHA was able to implement 17 energy efficiency measures that have resulted in significant energy and water savings for the Boston Housing Authority.
$4.8 annual Energy Savings; $119 million predicted over 20 year term
Enhanced living and working conditions, with a 37% reduction in water consumption,
36% decrease in natural gas, and 4% reduction in electrical usage annually.
Ongoing performance site inspections over the term of the 20-year contract
Ameresco was selected to develop and implement a comprehensive energy and water performance contract for the Boston Housing Authority (BHA). The project consisted of three project phases through a Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Contract.
Designed and installed over 17 Energy Conservation measures
Energy conservation measures will include water, natural gas and electrical improvements
Implemented a comprehensive resident work opportunity program