Expanding Services for Low-income Residents of Washington, D.C.
VEIC is excited to announce it has been awarded a contract with Washington Gas for the design and implementation of an energy efficiency program for low- and limited-income residents of affordable multifamily housing in the District of Columbia. The contract is a part of Washington Gas’ commitment to the community in the AltaGas and WGL merger in July 2018. The contract was finalized in January 2019 and will run for approximately 18 months.
The project will begin with stakeholder engagement, which will then inform the design and implementation of a cost-effective program that directly benefits residents in multifamily housing that have low- and limited-incomes. The goal is to create energy savings while also focusing on health and safety issues in eligible buildings.
“We are thrilled to expand our work in the District by delivering clean and efficient energy services to the people who are most burdened by energy – those with low and limited incomes,” said Jim Madej, CEO of VEIC. “Our team of engineers, consultants, program designers, and customer support specialists is ready to get to work. We thank Washington Gas for the opportunity and we are excited to partner with them.”
Serving low- and limited-income customers has been an integral part of VEIC’s business since its founding in 1986. VEIC designs, delivers, and evaluates energy efficiency and renewable energy programs in more than 30 states across the country, including Vermont, Ohio, and the District of Columbia. Since 2011, it has operated energy efficiency and renewable energy programs in DC, with a focus on energy savings in low- to moderate-income housing. Working with Washington Gas on this project provides an opportunity to further demonstrate the importance and benefit of reducing energy burdens for our most vulnerable citizens.