Gov. Patrick Tours CPA Housing Development

August 3, 2011: This summer, Governor Deval Patrick and Lt. Governor Tim Murray hosted a “summer conversations" tour -- a series of public meetings that give residents across the state a chance to ask the Governor questions, or discuss issues of their own choosing. 

Last weekend, the tour made a stop in West Tisbury, at an excellent CPA housing project --Eliakims Way. In this project, CPA funding helped to create eight affordable homes that were designed and built to approach zero net energy. The homes, completed last spring, incorporate several new alternative energy and energy efficiency technologies and are rated LEED Platinum (the highest LEED rating possible).

The photos below show the Governor speaking with local residents at the event (left) and one of the 8 homes (right).


 Eliakim's Way by Ralph Stewart in MV times

Photo credits:
Left: Photo courtesy of Randi Baird; Right: Photo courtesy of 
Ralph Stewart, MV Times