Low Income Housing Gets Energy Makeover

Low Income Housing Gets Energy Makeover

A housing complex in Fitchburg, MA, has new energy efficiency heating, water heaters and LED lighting, according the Sentinel & Enterprise. The upgrades at the 140-unit apartment complex cost $290,000. Under the MassSave program, the complex qualified for a 100 percent matching rebate. The funds came from … Read more…

Ontario Investing $900M in Affordable Housing

Ontario Investing $900M in Affordable Housing

Ontario will invest $900 million during the next four years in retrofits of affordable housing apartments. The funding is from the proceeds from cap and trade, according to Ontario.com. The Climate Change Action Plan – which the site says will be released this week – will feature investments … Read more…

Efficiency Program for Multifamily Housing Offered in CT

Efficiency Program for Multifamily Housing Offered in CT

A program aimed at generating energy savings for multifamily housing units in Connecticut–Benchmark CT–has launched. The program currently is available for 1,600 buildings. It is a partnership between the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA), the Connecticut Green Bank (CGB) and WegoWise. The latter provides monitoring … Read more…

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Free Advice on Solar From GRID Alternatives

GRID Alternatives this week announced that it is offering free technical assistance on solar issues nationally for multifamily housing owners, developers and operators. The free assistance is being funded by a grant from The JPB Foundation. It is aimed at reducing barriers for what the … Read more…

PACE Loan Providers Aim to Become Mortgage-Friendly

PACE Loan Providers Aim to Become Mortgage-Friendly

Though it is concentrated today in the residential sector, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing is growing and could eventually be a common vehicle for bankrolling commercial and industrial energy efficiency projects. There is some PACE activity in the commercial sector. For instance, MLive reports that … Read more…

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