Category Archives: Energy Efficiency

Join the Studio for High Performance Design & Construction (StudioHPDC) on Wednesday, June 16 at 5pm for their webinar ‘High Performance Homes for Homeowners and Renovators’  — an overview of high-performance homes, Zero-Energy, LEED, and the Passive House standard, as … Read More

Underserved and language-isolated communities across Massachusetts struggle with high electricity bills while wealthier suburbs access the state’s energy efficiency services at six to seven times the rate of low- and moderate-income communities and communities of color. On Tuesday, June 15 … Read More

The following is an excerpt from the Sierra Club Newsletter. Hey Ms. Green, What are the most environmentally safe refrigerators? Is being Energy Star certified enough? —Stephanie in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts A refrigerator’s footprint boils down to the appliance’s energy … Read More

The Video of the May 11 presentation of ‘Green Construction and Home Renovation in Newton’ is now available.   Topics covered in the presentation included: Green Newton’s four principles for sustainable construction Advocacy with developers and their buy-in The impact of … Read More

The City of Newton recently announced an extension of HeatSmart Newton, our program to promote efficient heat pump technology for heating, cooling, and hot water. The program has been extended through 2021. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (CEC) and the … Read More