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BOSTON-The Boston Housing Authority is partnering with Citizens Conservation Services, an Ameresco company, to implement integrated water and energy conservation improvements as well as related resident health upgrades. The project will affect approximately 5,000 apartments in 15 developments throughout the city and is expected to save the BHA over $5 million a year in energy savings. It is anticipated that the total savings over a 12-year period will be approximately $60 million.

Upgrades include water closets, showerheads and faucet aerators, consolidating electric meters, installing energy efficient lighting, converting electric heat to gas, upgrading or replacing old central heating plants and installing co-generation and renewable energy systems.

The 15 developments that will be audited are Bromley Park and Heath Street in Jamaica Plain, Commonwealth and Washington Street in Brighton, Franklin Field, Franklin Hill and Pasciucco in Dorchester, Holgate and Whittier Street in Roxbury, Lenox Street in the South End/Lower Roxbury, Old Colony in South Boston, Washington Beech and Roslyn Apartments in Roslindale, Torre Unidad in the South End, and the Charlestown development in Charlestown.

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