MEDIA ADVISORY: PATRICK ADMINISTRATION TO ANNOUNCE NEW FINANCING MODEL FOR CLEAN ENERGY RETROFITS

Jul 19, 2013 –
LOWELL

WHAT:  On Monday, July 22, Energy and Environmental Affairs Friday, April 5, 2013, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan will announce funding and support for a new financing model that will support energy-efficient retrofits for affordable multi-family housing developments across the Commonwealth with a focus on Gateway Cities.

The funding will leverage federal grant money and support Boston-based WinnDevelopment’s Open Market Energy Services Company in completing weatherization and energy-efficient upgrades. Projects will include replacing hot water systems, installing solar arrays, and LED lighting, with the goal of reducing energy costs at selected properties by at least 20 percent.

WHO:            EEA Secretary Rick Sullivan

                       Deputy Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development Arthur Jemison              

                       Massachusetts Clean Energy Center CEO Alicia Barton

                       Representatives from WinnDevelopment                                         

WHEN:         Monday, July 22, 2013                     10 a.m.

WHERE:      Loft 27

                       27 Jackson Street

                       Lowell