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Extreme Heat Resources

Extreme Heat Resources CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Clean Energy Extreme Heat Resources Extreme heat can be deadly, and it disproportionately impacts communities of color and low-income residents. The COVID-19 emergency is making it harder to safely offer cooling solutions that municipalities have used for years. Many communities in Massachusetts are still determining […]

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Planning For Net Zero Forum Resources

Planning For Net Zero Forum Resources CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Clean Energy Zero to 101 Planning for Net Zero Forum Resources MAPC’S 2017 CLEAN ENERGY FORUM Bringing Net Zero to 101 Cities and Towns and Beyond MAPC’s 2017 Clean Energy Forum: Planning for Net Zero was held on October 11, 2017, at […]

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Community GHG Inventories

Community GHG Inventories CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Clean Energy Clean Energy Community Greenhouse Gas Inventories Greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories are essential to informing any climate action plan. An inventory allows you to identify and target the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in your community and provides a baseline to measure the […]

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Planning for Net Zero by 2050

Planning for Net Zero by 2050 CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Clean Energy Net zero 101 Planning for Net Zero by 2050 A multi-municipal planning project led by MAPC with the Towns of Arlington and Natick and the City of Melrose. Over the next year and half, MAPC will be working with the […]

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Hot, Cool, Clean: Clean Heating and Cooling Opportunities for Massachusetts Municipalities

Hot, Cool, Clean Clean Heating and Cooling Opportunities for Massachusetts Municipalities August 2019 Across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, municipalities are starting to embrace clean heating and cooling systems as important tools for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. With recent technological advancements and evolving markets and financing mechanisms, air-source heat pumps, ground-source/geothermal heat pumps, and solar thermal […]

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Climate Zoning

Climate Zoning CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Clean Energy A Zero to 101 Initiative Climate Zoning As cities and towns plan for and implement climate-smart strategies and measures to advance toward net zero, local levers – such as zoning – can play a large role. MAPC seeks to support municipalities in driving positive […]

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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 BACKGROUND Massachusetts municipalities can help support their residents’ health and safety and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the adoption and enforcement of state building codes. These codes set forth essential energy policies, […]

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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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