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Improving Building Codes to Prepare for Climate Impacts

Improving Building Codes to Prepare for Climate Impacts CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Clean Energy Clean Energy Building Codes for Climate Take Action Today to Help Set Higher Efficiency Minimums! BACKGROUND Massachusetts municipalities can help support their residents’ health and safety through the adoption and enforcement of state building codes. These codes also […]

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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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Fixing Our Pipes Study

Fixing Our Pipes Study CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Clean Energy Clean Energy Fixing Our Pipes Study & Online Resource Fixing Our Pipes: Coordinating Natural Gas Main Replacement between Local Governments & Gas Companies is a study that was carried out by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET) in 2015. This work was […]

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Municipal Light Plants in Massachusetts

Municipal Light Plants in Massachusetts CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Clean Energy Clean Energy White Paper Municipal Light Plants in Massachusetts 41 municipal light plants, often referred to as municipal utilities or “munis,” serve all or part of 50 communities in Massachusetts. Unlike private investor-owned utilities (IOUs), munis are community-owned and exempt from […]

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Greening Our Grid Case Study

Greening Our Grid Case Study CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Clean Energy Clean Energy Greening Our Grid Case Study & Fact Sheet Melrose recently finished its first year of implementation of its green municipal aggregation program. Residents saved a total of $200,000 compared to the utility supply rate, and the community’s impact could result […]

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Somerville Community Energy Baseline

Somerville Community Energy Baseline CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Clean Energy MAPC Smart Growth & Regional Collaboration Clean Energy Somerville Community Energy Baseline In 2015, the City of Somerville received technical assistance from MAPC to develop a Community Energy Profile through MAPC’s Local Energy Action Program. Somerville’s Community Energy Baseline is designed to […]

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Medway Local Energy Action Plan

Medway Local Energy Action Plan CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Clean Energy MAPC Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning Clean Energy Medway Local Energy Action Plan In February 2012, MAPC selected the Town of Medway through a competitive application process, to participate in MAPC’s Local Energy Action Program (LEAP). Over a ten-month period, MAPC […]

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Reading, North Reading, Lynnfield & Wilmington Local Energy Action Program

Project Background The Towns of Reading, North Reading, Wilmington and Lynnfield applied jointly with their municipal utility, the Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD), to participate in MAPC’s Local Energy Action Program in January 2012. MAPC worked with the four towns and the utility to collectively develop an Energy Action Plan with recommendations to align the […]

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Stoughton Local Energy Action Program

Stoughton Local Energy Action Program CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Clean Energy MAPC Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning Clean Energy Medway Local Energy Action Plan In February 2012, MAPC selected the Town of Medway through a competitive application process, to participate in MAPC’s Local Energy Action Program (LEAP). Over a ten-month period, MAPC […]

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