Long-Awaited Energy Savings from BED Rehabilitation

December, 1990

During the buyout the Save Northgate Task Force raised an extra $8.1 million for a major rehabilitation to meet deferred maintenance needs including new roofs, siding, windows, doors, fences, and appliances.  The deal included a $2.1 million energy retrofit to cut residents’ exorbitant heating costs. Working with Burlington Electric Department, residents saved an average of $617 a year on their heat. BED, a strong advocate for energy efficiency since the 1970’s, used funds from a US Department of Energy grant for the Northgate retrofit and provided a $267,000 grant of its own to switch the units from electric to natural gas heating.

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