ThinkBox to Launch Billing App at the D.C. Housing Authority through the Sustainable Technology Platform

Washington, D.C. – ThinkBox has been selected to launch a user-friendly utility billing app at the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) through its Sustainable Technology Platform.

Since 1997, ThinkBox has worked with DCHA to identify opportunities to lower energy and operations costs including performing the District’s largest energy audit in 1998. Savings are reinvested to fix critical aging infrastructure and to supplement DCHA’s operations coffers.

In 2001, ThinkBox launched its first technology platform to manage more than 10,000 electric, gas, and water accounts. Since its launch, ThinkBox has saved DCHA over $15 million in utility billings.

DCHA has realized over $10 million in annual savings, $7 million above projections, as a result of ThinkBox’s work and is projected to save over $160 million over the life of the program.

The next-generation Sustainable Technology Platform will include a billing app which will allow DCHA staff to easily manage energy and water billing usage and streamline accounting operations and HUD annual reporting while addressing costly billing anomalies in partnership with the local utilities and energy suppliers.

Since 1995, ThinkBox Group, LLC. (ThinkBox) has provided Sustainability as a ServiceTM to clients across the United States ThinkBox develops sustainable projects that fix critically aging equipment in buildings, generate renewable power, upgrade operations technology, create healthier environments, and reinvest in local communities.

For more information about ThinkBox, please visit

DCHA, a quasi-independent agency funded in part from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Government of the District of Columbia, provides much needed housing opportunities to the District’s most vulnerable including seniors, veterans, and children.


For more information: R. Denise Everson,