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Housing Authority of City of Bristol, CT

Energy Performance

Goal

20%

Reduction in Energy Intensity Within 10 years

Commitment

420,000

Background

Founded in 1943, the Bristol Housing Authority (BHA) is a quasi-independent agency. BHA operates housing for elderly, non-elderly disabled persons and for families that meet the low- and moderate-income criteria for the federal and state programs. The Authority provides these housing units through Federal public housing, State housing programs and the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program whereby applicants can seek housing within private rental housing. The goal of the BHA is to make family developments a transitional, not a permanent, solution while supporting independent living for senior and non-elderly disabled residents.

As capital funding allows, BHA is aggressively incorporating green, renewable, and energy efficient technologies into its modernization projects. BHA actively seeks out partners and financial support to achieve these goals. The BHA goal is to reduce utility consumption and its carbon footprint by 20% within the next ten years by utilizing new materials, techniques, and products.

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