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BRA Board Boosts Green Triple Decker Program, Approves Eco-Industrial Zone RFP

Aug 19, 2010

The BRA board voted to expand the Green Triple Decker program from 2 to 5 structures, and approved release of a Request For Proposals (RFP) to identify a project manager to administer an eco-industrial zone project in Boston’s Newmarket business district. The expansion of the Triple Decker project will allow us to better identify energy efficiency best practices in one of Boston’s most historic and culturally signficant housing typologies. Together with our utility partners and ICF International, we’ll learn more about how to dramatically improve energy performance in both occupied, and unoccupied structures, and how to best balance historic preservation concerns with energy efficiency.

The Newmarket Eco-Industrial Zone project, funded by a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Sustainable Skylines program, will provide money saving sustainable business technical assistance to area businesses and fund district scale energy efficiency and renewable energy feasibility studies among other goals.

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