Infrared Scan Project
Innovative Technology to Drive Homeowner Awareness of Energy Efficiency
The City of Boston and the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s Greentech Initiative will be conducting an innovative energy efficiency marketing and awareness campaign through aerial and street level thermal infrared imagery. The project aims to increase awareness of building energy consumption and boost enrollment in the city’s Renew Boston residential energy efficiency program by using this proven technology in two Boston neighborhoods. By collecting building heat-loss data across a variety of housing styles and income levels the City can gain a more detailed picture of residential heat-loss while helping residents reduce energy costs.
Green Triple Decker Project
Exploring Smart Retrofit Best Practices in Boston’s Iconic Three Family Dwelling
Built between 1890 and 1920, Boston’s iconic “triple decker” three family structure provides occupants with smart floor plans, bountiful natural light, and private porches. But the vast majority of the 9,000 structures are energy inefficient resulting in high utility costs for owner occupants and tenants. GreenTech’s Green Triple Decker 5 structure pilot project taps BRA funds blended with utility incentives to finance retrofit projects that achieve significant energy savings and greenhouse gas reductions. Tapping the best high performance builders, techniques and materials, the Green Triple Decker pilot project will help inform the City’s broader triple decker energy efficiency work while creating visibility and jobs for Boston’s high performance building sector.