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(Webinar) International Energy Conservation Code Adoption Process and Impact

(June 18, 2018) Opportunities to Influence the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and Improve the Building Energy Code in MA.

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(Webinar) SolSmart Program and Resources

MAPC webinar on the SolSmart Solar Program and other solar resources. Communities that receive SolSmart designations adopt solar-friendly practices like streamlining permitting and providing online resources.

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(Webinar) Accessory Dwelling Units: Public Education and Support

Webinar on building public education and support for accessory dwelling units.

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(Webinar) Get SMART: Solar Guidance for Cities and Towns

Learn about the Massachusetts SMART program, how the incentive works, and how it compares to other incentives for solar energy (such as solar renewable energy certificates).

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(Webinar) Shared Use & Community Kitchens

Community kitchens can provide entrepreneurs and community groups a crucial link to building food businesses or running community food programs.

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(Webinar) Net Zero Playbook

What is Net Zero? How does a municipality gain net zero status? How do you promote net zero development? Watch the webinar above to find out.

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(Webinar) MA Cities and Towns: Improving Codes for Climate

How can Massachusetts cities and towns improve their codes in preparation for climate change? Watch the webinar above to find out!

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Clean Heating and Cooling

Clean Heating and Cooling CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Video MAPC Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning Clean Energy Clean Heating & Cooling PROJECT BACKGROUND Using technologies such as solar thermal and high efficiency air source and ground source heat pumps reduces the role of traditional heating fuels, often decreasing the amount of […]

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Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Vehicles CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Video MAPC | Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning The deployment of autonomous vehicles holds the potential to positively transform the transportation network. MAPC supports transportation that provides sustainable, accessible, and affordable service to the 101 cities and towns in the MAPC region. We recognize the transformative benefits […]

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Opening aqueduct trails to the public

Aqueduct Trail Network Project background More than 40 miles of trails exist along the historic Weston, Sudbury, Cochituate, and Wachusett aqueducts. These aqueducts and resevoirs are part of an emergency backup system and are no longer in daily use for supplying water to the Greater Boston area, yet the land remained closed to the public […]

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