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 oversaw design, managed construction, provided a savings guarantee for the project term, and is currently providing monitoring and verification of savings services. The BHA project was constructed on time and on budget during the three year construction period, and it was the first PHA EPC to be built under a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with the local trade unions.