Ameresco Inc., an energy efficiency and renewable energy company, is working on a $5.7 million energy performance contract with the Brockton Housing Authority in Massachusetts. The project will provide energy efficient upgrades to more than 1,200 units in seven developments, and is expected to save the authority more than $400,000 annually.
With construction expected to be completed this year, the project scope includes lighting efficiency improvements, upgraded apartment temperature controls, water conservation measures, energy efficient refrigerators and new energy efficient windows and sliding doors at the authority’s Campello high-rise development.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) energy performance contract program provides incentives to public housing authorities across the country to implement energy and water savings improvements to their housing units. The performance contract with Brockton Housing Authority is expected to make its own dramatic impact, cutting down costs for future infrastructure investment.
By leveraging energy performance contracting, a budget-neutral solution that pays for infrastructure upgrades with guaranteed energy savings over time, Brockton Housing Authority will reduce utility costs, upgrade its equipment, and improve resident comfort.