New Bedford Housing Authority


Challenge Commitment
2.7Million Square Feet
2.7million square feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity7%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)
20%Reduction in Water Intensity6%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)

The New Bedford Housing Authority (NBHA) is a public housing agency committed to providing safe, well-maintained and energy efficient housing to the low income residents who reside within its 2,499 units. The Authority has dedicated staff that work hard to maintain these high standards for residents who appreciate and truly care about their living environment. A major goal of the NBHA is to become more energy efficient so as to reduce both the Authority’s impact on the environment and their operating costs.

NBHA will work to achieve the Better Buildings Challenge goal of a 20% reduction in energy intensity within the next ten years by following an energy action plan that includes the installation of renewable energy systems, new and expanded energy performance contracts, utility-funded weatherization programs, and resident/staff energy saver programs.