Massachusetts Governor visits WinnCompanies' Boott Mills
Lowell, MA 2/2/2016
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced the the launch of a new initiative and $15 million in funding to help low- and moderate-income Massachusetts residents access cost-saving, clean and efficient energy technologies.
"A big part of this is trying to find a way to make clean energy resources more available to low and moderate income populations... to basically increase energy affordability," said Baker at WinnCompanies' Boott Mills campus in Lowell, MA, where solar energy is currently being harvested and shared with those in need in the neighboring city of Lawrence, MA.
Boott Mills, the former site of The Boott Cotton Mills, built in 1835 completed renovation by WinnDevelopment as the current Apartment at Boott Mills in 2013. It is also home to a portion of WinnCompanies' corporate offices.
WinnCompanies is committed to sustainability and has been recognized as a national leader in bringing energy efficiency and solar power to affordable housing. Nationally WinnCompanies has committed to the Department of Energy's "Better Buildings Challenge" and President Obama's "Community Solar Partnership."
"The roof of Boott Mills has 435 solar panels and 100% of that solar output will benefit affordable housing," said Darien Crimmin, VP of Energy & Sustainability, WinnCompanies.