Boston – J.M. Electrical Company, Inc. recently completed an energy efficiency upgrade at Georgetowne Homes, a newly renovated affordable housing development located in Hyde Park. Davis Square Architects was the architect for the project. Suffolk Construction was the GC.
J.M. Electrical replaced the electric heating system with central boiler plants, rewired and installed new thermostats, and completely revamped the community center in order to reduce energy demand and consumption while guaranteeing reliable energy delivery for power and heat.
Working under the management of mechanical contractor EM Duggan, J.M. Electrical electricians updated the building’s heating system for 928 of the housing units, installing central boiler plants and a variable refrigerant monitoring system for the building’s community center.
“This important project will provide Boston residents with affordable housing options equipped with energy-efficient technology in what was the largest affordable housing development preservation project in the commonwealth’s history,” said Stephen Guarracino, operations officer at J.M. Electrical. “We were excited to integrate these innovative energy systems into the structure while also reducing the building’s energy costs.”
“Today’s advanced building systems are amazingly sophisticated, but it takes a wide range of skills and knowledge to ensure that all the systems work seamlessly and reliably,” said Guarracino. “As a result of this project, Georgetowne Homes will save money and energy, while also providing an exceptional living experience for all occupants.”
The project is the largest Affordable Housing Preservation Project in Commonwealth’s History.