As the School Session Begins, the San Francisco Housing Authority
and Ameresco are Working Together to Help a Student in Need
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 9, 2012--
Ameresco, Inc., a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company
that was selected competitively by the Housing Authority to manage
projects and improvements in over 5,400 public housing units in San
Francisco, is partnering with the San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA)
to donate $5,000 to Mayor Edwin Lee’s “I am the Future,” Scholarship
Fund that will help a public housing resident reach their educational
“During the course of our work overseeing energy efficiency and
infrastructure improvements for the SFHA, we have had the opportunity to
speak with many residents in public housing,” stated Trip Tripathi, Vice
President, Ameresco. “We are very aware of the critical importance of
education and how expensive a quality education is. While Ameresco’s
work is oriented to conservation efforts, we also seek to provide other
opportunities to improve the quality of resident life, such as this
program. This contribution to the Mayor’s Scholarship fund is a show of
our support for his efforts to help low income students achieve.”
“I grew up in public housing, and know first hand, how difficult it is
to pursue an education. I appreciate that Ameresco is willing to work
with us to help youth in San Francisco. Providing opportunities like
this is a key initiative of the Authority,” said Executive Director, Mr.
Henry A. Alvarez III.
The San Francisco Housing Authority in conjunction with Ameresco is in
the final stages of outfitting approximately 5,400 units with various
energy efficient amenities, such as lighting and water upgrades, new
heating and ventilation systems, and cogeneration.
For more information on the Authority go to: www.sfha.org.
For more information on Ameresco, Inc. go to: www.ameresco.com.
To view more information on energy efficiency at work go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP1pM_WVRzY.
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