2019 MCPA Award Winner: Columbia Housing Authority

In the category of Pollution Prevention, Columbia Housing Authority (CHA) provides safe healthy and affordable housing to low-income families and individuals. CHA completed a major overhaul to its facilities by installing ground-source geothermal heating and cooling system, energy-efficient double-pane windows, LED lighting upgrades and energy-star appliances. These improvements not only increased efficiency, it reduced the utility expenses of the tenants.