Windsor Locks Housing Authority

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Challenge Commitment
72Thousand Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity

The Windsor Locks Housing Authority (WLHA) was established over 50 years ago, and currently offers housing assistance for over 243 housing units located throughout Hartford County, Connecticut. WLHA is dedicated to the provision of safe, decent, and sanitary affordable housing options for low- and moderate-income individuals and families through the administration of local, state, and federal housing programs.

WLHA joined the Better Buildings Challenge to create energy-efficient housing for tenants, expand its existing efforts to conserve energy, and benchmark energy use through Portfolio Manager. The Housing Authority plans to reach their Better Buildings Challenge goal by implementing successful cost savings measures, including the installation of energy-efficient refrigerators, kitchen appliances, water heaters, heating boilers, building components, and lighting fixtures. WLHA has already purchased renewable energy from the local utility, had solar panels installed at Southwest Terrace Apartments, and is currently focused on exploring property-specific solar options for other properties.