Solar Water Heating Lowers Energy Costs for Affordable Housing Workshop

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Workshop for Affordable Housing Providers and Property Owners

Geared toward multifamily housing providers and property owners, this workshop will share the energy- and cost-saving benefits of adding solar thermal water heating for your tenants and common areas.

Whether you heat water at your multifamily property with gas, oil, propane or electricity, solar thermal can integrate with your existing central system.

This workshop will cover:

  • a brief introduction to solar thermal hot water heating
  • options, design and maintenance considerations
  • available rebates and incentives


Solar thermal contractors will be on hand to share their experiences and answer your questions. Following the workshop, participants are welcomed to tour Putnam Green’s solar thermal system (weather permitting).

About Putnam Green

Funded by the City of Cambridge and the Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust, this affordable and sustainable development consists of two buildings on Putnam Avenue and Sidney Street, containing one-, two-, and three-bedroom units.

The property was the site of a vacant lab building and brownfield which has been transformed into an affordable, sustainable, healthy residential development, enhancing the neighborhood and helping to transform this section of Cambridgeport.

The development is aiming to achieve LEED for HOME Platinum certification for both buildings. It has many green and sustainable features and is designed to reach Energy Star Level II and meet the State’s new Stretch Code for energy efficiency. Selected features include solar hot water and electricity, energy efficient mechanical systems and building envelope, water-saving plumbing fixtures, sustainable building materials including several with recycled content.

November 14, 2017 10:00 AM  through  12:00 PM
625 Putnam Green
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

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