Climate equity and impact in action

To highlight the benefits of energy efficiency in advancing a more equitable clean energy future, ABCD and the Sponsors of Mass Save®  hosted Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC) Secretary Ed Augustus at Chestnut Manor, an Arlington Housing Authority property. Chestnut Manor received a $1.3 million investment in energy efficiency upgrades from ABCD and Eversource, a Mass Save Sponsor and is home to more than 100 senior and disabled residents. Watch the tour here

Now, Chestnut Manor residents – historically an energy burdened population – have climate-controlled units year-round. The improvements lower energy use, drive cost savings, and reduce the carbon footprint for Arlington Housing Authority. Replacing outdated windows and doors improved air flow and efficiency and are easier for residents to open and close. Full upgrades include:  

  • 105 heat pumps
  • 236 Low-E triple pane windows
  • 102 Low-E triple pane slider doors
  • 100 door kits
  • 100 door sweeps
  • Complete building envelope air sealing.

ABCD’s climate equity and impact program brings state of the art technology such as air source heat pumps, high efficiency cooling components and energy-saving window and door replacements to underserved and underrepresented communities in Greater Boston.