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Planning for Net Zero by 2050

Planning for Net Zero by 2050 CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Clean Energy Clean Energy 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 Towns […]

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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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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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