Vietnamese American Initiative for Development, Inc (Viet-AID)

Dorchester, Massachusetts


ENERGY STAR Excellence Awards - Affordable Housing

Vietnamese American Initiative for Development, Inc (Viet-AID)

The Vietnamese American Initiative for Development, Inc. (Viet-AID) is a non-profit developer dedicated to building a strong Vietnamese community in Dorchester, MA. Viet-AID is receiving the Excellence in Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing Award for its commitment to making ENERGY STAR qualified housing an integral part of its mission. Major achievements of this organization include:

         Constructing the 1460 Dorchester Avenue Development totaling more than 16,000 square feet, including 43 ENERGY STAR qualified units of multi-family low-rise housing.

         Developing an operations and maintenance manual, as well as a resident manual, that includes information about ENERGY STAR qualified appliances and other products as a way to educate maintenance staff and residents about the features and benefits of ENERGY STAR qualified homes.

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