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Low-Income Efficiency Solutions with Concord Housing Authority

Concord Housing Authority provides safe, affordable housing for families in the Concord, New Hampshire area. The organization embarked on a multi-year project with Unitil, as part of our ongoing Home Energy Assistance Program (“HEA”), to enhance efficiency in its resident buildings and reduce electricity costs for occupants.

Concord Housing Authority building
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residents saving energy

Improving the lives of our residents is paramount. By shifting from traditional incandescent light bulbs to LEDs and replacing older inefficient refrigerators throughout the units, we have reduced our tenants’ electric costs significantly.

Tom Buckman
Facilities Director, Concord Housing Authority

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Phase One of the project, completed in 2019, included an LED lighting conversion and an upgrade of refrigerators in residential units. The upgrades save 220 residents approximately 47,640 kWh of electricity annually. Energy efficiency initiatives were set to continue for two additional years, and the 2020 program year audits included additional refrigeration updates. The project received $75,000 in Unitil rebates through the NHSaves HEA program.

“We have enjoyed working with Concord Housing Authority so far and are pleased with the progress of the initiative. Providing impactful energy solutions for residents and businesses in the territories in which we serve is of the utmost importance,” said Benjamin Stephenson, Energy Efficiency Program Coordinator for Unitil. "I’d like to thank SMOC, Belknap Merrimack Community Action, Mulrooney Electrical Contractors and Resilient Buildings Group for their integral roles in this ongoing project.”

Benjamin Stephenson