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Energy Efficient Affordable Housing Development in Gloucester Gets State Support


The North Shore CDC development project Harbor Village in Gloucester was awarded $120,000 today from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Passive House Design Challenge program.  The project was one of eight around the commonwealth to receive such funding due to their designed energy efficiency. 

The program also specifically focused on multi-unit affordable housing projects.  Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Janelle Chan said, “Today’s awards will advance eight affordable housing developments, which will provide more than 500 units for low and middle-income households. We are thrilled to be supporting housing development that is safe and affordable for families, and is built to Passive House standards, reducing carbon emissions and lowering households’ energy costs.”

Passive House is a green building certification where the building uses extremely low levels of energy to create a comfortable living environment year-round.

Back in July, the Harbor Village project was one of 28 projects awarded funds as part of the state's 2019 Rental Housing Awards.

You can read more about today’s announcement here.

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