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Jan
23
Tue
2018
SolSmart Resources Brown Bag @ MAPC Offices, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Jan 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
SolSmart Resources Brown Bag @ MAPC Offices, 3rd Floor Conference Room | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

This brown bag is an opportunity for municipalities to learn about resources available through the national SolSmart program. Seven MAPC communities recently received technical assistance from a SolSmart advisor to help them streamline their solar permitting and zoning and to reduce solar soft costs in their communities. You can find out more about SolSmart by visiting: https://www.solsmart.org/

This event will be hosted at MAPC. Please note that in case of a snow cancellation, we will host the brown bag on Thursday, January 25th instead.

Register here.

May
9
Wed
2018
Municipal Solar Thermal Webinar: Procurement Pathways and Lessons Learned @ Online Webinar
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
MAPC is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 9, at 12:00 PM to share lessons and best practices for deploying municipal solar hot water systems.
Attendees will hear about lessons learned in the procurement process, what to expect for a solar thermal project, and new incentive structures for solar hot water, including Alternative Energy Credits (AECs) and the MassCEC rebate. We will also share our procurement templates and incentives calculator developed during MAPC’s current pilot as part of the MassCEC Solar Thermal Challenge, in partnership with Meister Consultants, a Cadmus Company.
Jun
27
Wed
2018
Webinar: SolSmart Program and Resources @ Online
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Webinar: SolSmart Program and Resources @ Online
MAPC is hosting a webinar on the SolSmart Program and resources for reducing solar ‘soft costs’ on Wednesday, June 27,from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Join to learn more about the Program and how your community can start to reduce solar ‘soft costs’ by implementing permitting and zoning best practices.
Register for the webinar here.
Oct
23
Tue
2018
Newton Climate Action Plan Kick-Off Roundtable Discussion @ Newton War Memorial Auditorium
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

MAPC and the City of Newton invite you to attend a Kick-Off Roundtable Discussion to learn more about City’s process for developing the Climate Action Plan and to share your ideas on how should we act to combat climate change, considering Newton’s many strengths and singular needs. Please RSVP with your name and affiliation to climateplanning@newtonma.gov.

The Climate Action Plan, on which the City of Newton is partnering with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), will establish community-wide climate mitigation goals and identify potential measures to achieve them. It will be an action-driven plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lay out the pathway toward a sustainable, resilient, and healthy community for all.

Dec
10
Mon
2018
Net Zero Case Studies Webinar @ Online
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Net Zero Case Studies Webinar @ Online

Join the MAPC Clean Energy team for lessons learned from net zero case studies close to home and farther afield. This webinar is part of our Zero to 101 series to provide resources for our communities pursuing Net Zero targets.

Register for the webinar here.

Mar
7
Thu
2019
Cambridge Autonomous Vehicles Educational Forum @ Cambridge Public Library Lecture Hall
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the City of Cambridge, MAPC, our partners, and other members of the public for a forum on autonomous vehicles (AVs).

Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required.

The City of Cambridge has begun the process of creating a Future of Mobility Implementation Blueprint to help prepare for and shape new mobility options in a way that meets our community goals, meets the mobility needs of all people who live in, work in, and visit Cambridge, and is well integrated with our sustainable transportation system. This forum is an opportunity for you to:

  • learn about the role of the Local, State, and Federal government in managing AVs,
  • hear from researchers who are thinking about the interactions between AVs and people, and
  • engage with the people behind the technology to gain a better understanding of the state of the technology, plans for the future, and challenges.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Joseph E. Barr | Director | Cambridge Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Department
  • Susanne Rasmussen | Director of Environmental and Transportation Planning | Cambridge Community Development Department
  • Alison Felix | Senior Transportation Planner and Emerging Technologies Specialist | Metropolitan Area Planning Commission
  • Bryan Reimer | Research Scientist | MIT AgeLab
  • Ryan Jacobs | Director, Boston Operations | nuTonomy

This event is hosted by the City of Cambridge in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission.

Oct
26
Mon
2020
Webinar: Solar Remote Permitting & Inspection Best Practices @ Online
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Solar Remote Permitting & Inspection Best Practices: COVID-19 Impacts and Long-Term Potential

Please join MassCEC, MAPC, and SolSmart to learn about best practices on remote permitting and inspection during COVID-19, and the long-term potential of those practices. The webinar will feature guest speakers from three Massachusetts communities; Gardner, Brockton, and Lowell. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact solar@masscec.com.

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7565282524044732684