J.M. Electrical Completes Critical Energy and Infrastructure Upgrades to 24 Buildings in Charlestown

J.M. Electrical selected by M.J. Flaherty for advanced installations as part of the nation’s largest public housing energy efficiency project being managed by Ameresco

Lynnfield, MA – March 5, 2013 – J.M. Electrical Company, Inc., premier professionals in advanced automated building system installations, announced today that they have completed construction and project operations at the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), located at 55 Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown, MA.

“This project is an excellent example of how we continue to move Boston forward,” said Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “Projects like this prove that low-income housing can also be energy-efficient housing. We’re saving energy, creating jobs, saving the taxpayers’ money and improving low-income neighborhoods all at the same time.  On all fronts, this project is clearly a win-win.”

The Lynnfield-based specialists installed Alerton controls, emergency lighting and wiring for new energy efficient boilers in twenty four buildings in the largest community for low- and moderate-income housing. This portion of the work was completed as part of the BHA’s $63 million energy performance contract with leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company Ameresco, Inc.

“J.M. Electrical is proud to be part of this important project that will provide residents in Boston’s public housing with these energy efficient upgrades,” said Adam Palmer, Project Manager, J.M. Electrical.  “We are excited to work with the Boston Housing Authority to reduce their energy usage and to help save the City of Boston in energy costs. We encourage everyone to join the effort in greening our city.  Creating energy efficiency reduces our carbon footprint, saves money and creates local jobs for the Commonwealth.”

According to a recent study conducted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, public housing is, on average, less energy efficient on a per-square-foot basis than all other U.S. residential households. Reducing public housing energy costs by 10% could save nearly $200 million per year in operating expenses.

The BHA has participated in earlier energy performance contracts that saved it more than $17 million. Those contracts allowed the BHA to fully replace the original 1938 heating system at the Mary Ellen McCormack development in South Boston, as well as upgrade heating and water systems at BHA state-funded developments throughout the city.

J.M. Electrical has a successful track record of working with private and public organizations to increase their energy efficiency throughout the Greater Boston region.  Specializing in the installation of advanced automated building systems for over 25 years, J.M. Electrical has the experience and expertise to integrate cutting-edge technologies into a cohesive energy efficiency management system. While advanced building systems have been the cornerstone of J.M. Electrical’s business, renewable energies are starting to take a leading role in addition to instrumentation, retrofit/performance contracting, and renewable energies.

About J.M. Electrical Co., Inc.
Founded in 1985, J.M. Electrical Co., Inc. specializes in the installation of integrated control systems, including automation controls, fire alarm and security systems, instrumentation, retrofits, and renewable energy. J.M. Electrical has developed a unique approach to quality management and customer satisfaction, assigning project managers to oversee installation, assist the customer through the planning and design processes, manage QA/QC and ensure that project milestones are met. J.M. Electrical successfully managed automation control work in the Boston Convention Center and Merck Pharmaceuticals’ Boston Research Center, among others.  Headquartered in Lynnfield, Massachusetts and serving the greater New England region, J.M. Electrical carries ISO 9001 Certification,  DCAM Prime Contractor Certification, NABCEP Solar PV Installer Certification, and LEED AP Accreditation, Building Design + Construction Certification. J.M. Electrical has over 100 employees, and all electricians receive over 10,000 hours of training through the NECA/IBEW joint training center. For more information, visit www.jmelectrical.com.

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Ameresco: CarolAnn Hibbard, 508-661-2264, [email protected]