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Planning101: Clean Energy

Clean Energy

Planning101 is a space for MAPC staff to share their wealth of knowledge on topics related to smart growth and regional collaboration. This blog covers a diverse range of issues that include transportation, clean energy, land use, environment, public health, local government, equity, the innovative usage of public data, and the process of creating digital tools.

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Gearing Up to Ramp Down: Preparing Your Municipality to Manage Peak Demand

April 22, 2019

With spring on its way and the weather warming up, communities around the Greater Boston region are starting to plan […]

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Getting to Net Zero: How Your Municipality Can Help Improve the Building Code

February 21, 2019

The building sector is the second-largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Massachusetts. With increasing awareness of the negative […]

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MAPC’s 2019-2020 Legislative Priorities

January 29, 2019

The deadline to file bills for the 2019-2020 Massachusetts legislative session was Friday, Jan. 19. Over 5,000 bills were filed […]

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Massachusetts’ New 3-Year Energy Efficiency Plan and What it Means for your Municipality

December 31, 2018

For the last eight years, Massachusetts has ranked as the national leader in energy efficiency – but there is still […]

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MAPC Wins Planning Awards

December 21, 2018

Last week, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-MA) presented MAPC with two awards: the Social Advocacy Award […]

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Roadworks: A Streamlined Digital Platform to Manage Street Openings

December 17, 2018

Massachusetts has some of the oldest natural gas main infrastructure in the nation, with pipes averaging 60 years old. To […]

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