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Reducing Utility Bills for TriTown Landing Apartments

TriTown Landing Apartments in Lunenburg, Massachusetts, provides affordable rental housing to income-eligible residents. The ten-year-old complex sought to make energy efficiency improvements with new lighting technology and appliance upgrades. Its management company worked with Unitil to identify potential sources of energy savings for its residents.

TriTown Landing Apartments exterior
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of project cost paid in rebates
lighting fixtures replaced
kWh of electricity saved annually
homes’ worth of kWh saved annually

The whole project went great. Even though the building is only ten years old, the initial planning and design pre-dated the availability of many cost-effective LED light fixtures that are so common today. With upgraded lighting and appliances, residents are saving on their electric bills and enjoying an improved living environment.

Bill Caselden
Great Bridge Properties (TriTown Landing Apartments management)

Main project details

The complex’s four buildings, with 131 apartments on TriTown Drive, had more than 2,000 lighting fixtures upgraded to LED lighting and 134 new refrigerators installed. Together, the improvements result in an annual savings of approximately 271,000 kWh, or the equivalent to what 37 homes would use combined annually. Low-flow faucet aerators and showerheads were also installed. These water-saving devices conserve water and reduce water heating costs.

The project qualified for a $413,000 Mass Save energy efficiency rebate, which amounted to 100 percent of the project cost, as the complex provides affordable rental housing to income-eligible residents.

“We are thrilled that another housing development has been able to take advantage of these energy efficiency programs,” Unitil Media Relations Manager Alec O’Meara said. “Not only do they help save on energy costs, but they often help improve the quality of life for residents. It is a true win-win for all involved.”

TriTown Landing Apartments interior