Peabody Property’s energy and water upgrades at Powdermill Village delivered better performance and major savings - reducing the site’s utility expenses by more than 50 percent. With 12 months of post-upgrade utility data available, the results are dramatic. Across the 12 buildings, electricity use decreased 64 percent and water consumption dropped 29 percent. Heating energy, which compares the energy required to heat the buildings through the oil-fired boilers to that of the new gas-fired systems, decreased 40 percent. These utility performance improvements save the property $118,600 in avoided annual operating expenses.