The LEAN Multifamily Program is tailored to deliver complete, cost-effective gas and electric energy efficiency measures for affordable housing across Massachusetts. We serve residential buildings owned by non-profits, for profit entities, or housing authorities.
Watch How ABCD Transforms Riley House - A Story of Energy Saving upgrades
At Riley House in Hyde Park ABCD and Eversource have teamed up since 2014 to make energy-efficiency upgrades to the property. They were joined by Verizon, Paradigm, the Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Maloney Properties and residents to celebrate energy upgrades which have reduced energy consumption by 30 percent, and have resulted in over one-hundred thousand dollars in energy savings at Riley House since the project began in 2014.
From start to finish, we manage everything
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We enable multi-family building owners and operators in low-income and affordable housing to upgrade to the most efficient HVAC, lighting systems and more. We also provide upgrades to inefficient tenant/renter’s appliances and provide upgrades to LED lighting.
How We Help You Save!
Low-income multi-family properties owned by public housing authorities, non-profit or for-profit organizations are eligible to apply for no cost to energy efficiency upgrades to reduce energy use of their buildings. The program identifies all cost effective energy efficiency opportunities and manages installation from start to finish. This program is part of Mass Save® and is funded by the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Program Administrators (PAs) below. The program is jointly administered by the PAs and the Low-Income Energy Affordability Network (LEAN).
Qualified Applicants Receive
This program is part of Mass Save® and is funded by the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Program Administrators (PAs) below. The program is jointly administered by the PAs and the Low-Income Energy Affordability Network (LEAN).
5 Or More Units
Project is for one or more multi-family (5+ units) residential buildings.
Majority Of Residents Low Income
At least 50% of the development households have income at or below 60% of the Area Median Income.
Served By One Or More Program Administrators
Site is served by one or more of the Energy Efficiency Program Administrators shown above.
Check out some of our other programs and partners for free assessments and discounts on energy saving upgrades.
Yes, for-profit owned projects that meet the low-income requirement (50% of the development households have income at or below 60% of the Median Income) are eligible. For-profit owners are required to sign an affordability agreement in addition to the documents we already collect to prove income eligibility.
The Program Administrators also offer a program for market rate multifamily housing; you may apply to that program. Call http://www.masssave.com/residential/multi-family-with-5-or-more-dwelling-units/ for more information.or visit
Electrically heated buildings served by one of the electric Program Administrators are eligible for all services, including the appliance audit, comprehensive building assessment, electrical upgrades, and heating and ventilation upgrades. Electrically heated buildings served by a municipal light plant are not eligible for any assessments or services.
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Intake/application questions contact number: 617-348-6425