ABCDC is so excited to announce that we were awarded $800,000 from the newly launched Climate Ready Housing Program administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development! This will directly support the Deep Energy Retrofit (DER) of our 20-unit affordable housing property, known as Hano Homes in Allston.
This rehab will adhere to Passive House guidelines, a performance-based certification earned by dramatically reducing energy use. The Hano Homes DER will include an airtight upgrade of the building’s envelope, electrification of all heating and cooling systems, and installation of rooftop solar panels. These improvements are expected to reduce energy use by 70%!
Through this project, ABCDC hopes to act as a model to show how medium-sized affordable housing projects can achieve significant energy and emissions reductions. This is part of our larger effort to decarbonize our entire affordable housing portfolio by 2040.
“We are honored to be one of the first recipients of this forward-thinking fund. Not only did the Climate Ready Housing Program make our rehab of Hano Homes financially feasible, but it has also raised the visibility of Deep Energy Retrofits and their viability in the affordable housing space.” — Caitlin Robillard, Director of Real Estate at Allston Brighton CDC
We would like to thank DHCD, MassHousing, Massachusetts Housing Partnership, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation for their support and commitment to making affordable housing more sustainable.