Case Study: Pheasant Hill Village

Local housing development saves energy and increases comfort of residents.

About Pheasant Hill Village

Pheasant Hill Village is a 200-unit development in the Feeding Hills area of Agawam,
Massachusetts. The property owners are responsible for gas utilities and common area lighting.
Residents pay for their individual unit utilities.

Project Summary

Pheasant Hill Village was in need of upgrades to existing lighting and the building envelope. The
property managers were interested in reducing energy use at the property and saving residents

Pheasant Hill Village worked with Eversource, Columbia Gas, and partner organization ABCD on
energy improvements resulting in approximately $68,641 in annual savings.


Pheasant Hill Village applied to the Low-Income Energy Affordability Network, or LEAN, for
assistance and was connected to the Mass Save Low-Income Multi-Family (LIMF) program.
Through LIMF, no-cost energy assessments of the units were conducted by human services
agency ABCD. The ABCD team identified efficiency opportunities and added wall insulation, air
sealing, and attic hatch sealing to prevent heat loss in many of the buildings on the property.
LED lighting fixtures were installed in residential bathrooms, common spaces, building
stairwells, halls, and around building entryways for better visibility and energy savings for
residents. The full amount of the project cost was provided through the LIMF Program.

What The Customer Says

“The work done by the LEAN Multifamily Program at our Pheasant Hill property has been great for both our residents and overall operating costs. The insulation and air sealing has improved the comfort of our residents and lowered heating costs for both the residents and building owner. The LED lighting has been an excellent addition to the property, providing a much brighter and comfortable lighting experience at a much lower operating cost. We have been very pleased with all the efforts to put this program together and the follow through by the LEAN Multifamily Program.”

Nick Zannis
Director Operations, SHP Management


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