Case Studies

  • Finch CambridgeFinch Cambridge
    Finch Cambridge is an exciting, newly-constructed 98-unit affordable housing apartment building located in Cambridge, MA. It is owned by Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc. (HRI), a non-profit owner and developer supporting diverse ...
  • Plaza on the GreenPlaza on the Green
    Plaza on the Green is a 157-unit senior housing complex located in Waterbury, CT. In 2014 New Ecology (NEI) conducted an ASHRAE Level II audit on the property for SHP ...
  • Delaware State Housing Authority Climate Risk and Resiliency AssessmentDelaware State Housing Authority Climate Risk and Resiliency Assessment
    In 2019, New Ecology, Inc. (NEI) was selected by the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) to conduct a first-in-the-nation, comprehensive Risk Analysis and Resiliency Assessment of the state-assisted affordable housing ...
  • Climate Hazard and Resilience Masterplan for Statewide Housing ResourceClimate Hazard and Resilience Masterplan for Statewide Housing Resource
    The Climate Hazard Adaptation and Resilience Masterplan (CHARM) project was a unique opportunity for the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to assess the climate risk to the ...
  • Remote Monitoring Eliminates the Need for a Service Call in a Senior Housing Development During the Coronavirus PandemicRemote Monitoring Eliminates the Need for a Service Call in a Senior Housing Development During the Coronavirus Pandemic
    New Ecology’s ReMO system recently helped a building operations team save over $4,000 on service calls and avoid having contractors visit an affordable housing development that was being vigilant about ...
  • Bellevieu-Manchester ApartmentsBellevieu-Manchester Apartments
    Bellevieu-Manchester Apartments was built in 1906, was last renovated in 1995 and has 48 affordable apartments for seniors. Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development selected New Ecology to provide ...
  • Zumix Community Music CenterZumix Community Music Center
    Zumix is a non-profit cultural organization that provides free after school and summer enrichment programs for youth in the Greater Boston area. In May of 2005, Zumix was awarded the ...
  • Windsor Valley Apartments I and IIWindsor Valley Apartments I and II
    Windsor Valley I and II comprise 290 affordable, occupied townhouses in Edgewood, Maryland. New Ecology conducted an ASHRAE II energy audit for the property, resulting in energy and water efficiency ...
  • Our Lady of Grace ApartmentsOur Lady of Grace Apartments
    Location: Newark, DE • Units: 60 • Project Cost: $12 million • Owner: Our Lady of Grace Home • Architect: Haley Donovan Architecture • MEP: Summit Engineers Back to Case ...
  • Margaret-Bennett HomesMargaret-Bennett Homes
    Margaret-Bennett Homes was built in the 1780s, and was last renovated in 1999. It provides 30 rooms for formerly homeless women. Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development selected New ...
  • Liberty Court ApartmentsLiberty Court Apartments
    Liberty Court Apartments consists of 100 affordable, newly constructed apartments on existing slabs in Dover, Delaware. The Delaware State Housing Authority selected New Ecology through a competitive RFP to provide ...
  • MassHousing Portfolio Assessment: Resiliency PlanningMassHousing Portfolio Assessment: Resiliency Planning
    Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme storms, exacerbating flooding, shifting precipitation patterns, and causing more heat waves throughout the United States and around the world. These ...
  • The Anne M. Lynch Homes at Old ColonyThe Anne M. Lynch Homes at Old Colony
    Built in 1940, the Old Colony public housing development in South Boston was the Boston Housing Authority’s (BHA) largest property, and one of the most distressed with aging infrastructure and ...
  • Bristol Commons and Lenox Green | Passive House Inspired Affordable HousingBristol Commons and Lenox Green | Passive House Inspired Affordable Housing
    Fairfax Gardens, built in 1951, was an isolated, 150-unit barracks-style public housing development in the middle of a low-density, single-family neighborhood in Taunton, MA. Due to limited operational resources over ...
  • Villages of East RiverVillages of East River
    Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme storms, exacerbating flooding, shifting precipitation patterns, and causing more extreme heat waves throughout the United States and around the world. ...
  • Expanded Resilience Assessment for Washington DC Affordable HousingExpanded Resilience Assessment for Washington DC Affordable Housing
    Through funding from the District of Columbia’s Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) Solar for All program, New Ecology, Inc. (NEI) joined Enterprise Community Partners, the National Housing Trust and ...
  • 808-812 Memorial Drive | Energy & Water Savings through the Auditing Process808-812 Memorial Drive | Energy & Water Savings through the Auditing Process
    808-812 Memorial Drive, owned by Homeowner’s Rehab Inc. (HRI) and located along the Charles River in Cambridge, provides affordable housing to over 450 low income residents. The building is aged ...
  • Scrivano Apartments | Squeeze Every BTU Out of Your RetrofitScrivano Apartments | Squeeze Every BTU Out of Your Retrofit
    The Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) contracted NEI to perform customized energy and water audits of three public housing developments to identify utility performance improvements and to detail policies and procedures ...
  • Powdermill Village | Deep Retrofit Yields Dramatic ReturnsPowdermill Village | Deep Retrofit Yields Dramatic Returns
    Peabody Property’s energy and water upgrades at Powdermill Village delivered better performance and major savings: they reduced the site’s utility expenses by more than 50 percent. The large site was ...
  • Robert McBride House | Boiler Optimization Maximizes SavingsRobert McBride House | Boiler Optimization Maximizes Savings
    The McBride House is located in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood with superb access to transit, downtown, museums, green space, and Fenway Park. In 2012, the property manager planned to replace the ...
  • Atwood Acres | Turning Crisis into Energy Savings OpportunityAtwood Acres | Turning Crisis into Energy Savings Opportunity
    After nearly 25 years, the original heating and domestic hot water (DHW) boilers at Atwood Acres were failing. The property’s owner, RCAP Solutions, contacted NEI seeking advice and enrolled the ...
  • Brighton Allston Apartments | Energy Upgrades + Refinancing = Major SavingsBrighton Allston Apartments | Energy Upgrades + Refinancing = Major Savings
    The Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation (ABCDC) joined MAGRI to secure technical assistance to evaluate and improve the performance of its entire portfolio. Through the initiative NEI and LISC Boston ...
  • 1460 House | Opportunities Aplenty – Even in Efficient Buildings1460 House | Opportunities Aplenty – Even in Efficient Buildings
    1460 House was built in 2008 with an eye toward energy efficiency. The property earned an ENERGY STAR label, a HERS Score of 53, and was LEED Silver certifiable. The ...

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