Why are we doing this? We and others believe that building owners do not sufficiently invest in cost-effective opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of residential and commercial properties. This lack of action is due in part to insufficient information about the energy performance of buildings. Unlike a car's miles-per-gallon (MPG) rating, there is no common energy label to inform you about energy use when you buy a house or lease an office.
|Our "Home MPG " residential labeling pilot is a joint venture with several electric and gas utility companies in eight communities in Western Massachusetts: National Grid, Northeast Utilities (WMECO) and Columbia Gas. All are part of the Mass Save statewide energy efficiency program.||Our commercial office rating pilot is a collaboration with the City of Boston, the City of Cambridge and a number of major property management firms in the Greater Boston area.|