- Building energy codes play an important role in cutting energy costs, improving building comfort and energy performance, and reducing fossil fuel dependence and greenhouse gas emissions. To assist the design and construction community in the transition to energy codes that more effectively deliver these benefits, Massachusetts is implementing an innovative building energy code strategy, that includes code development, compliance assistance, and evaluation.
- This Council, established by the Green Communities Act of 2008, oversees and supports a dramatic expansion of energy saving programs in the Commonwealth.
- How does Massachusetts' leadership in energy efficiency policies, programs, and investments compare to other states? The Commonwealth is second in the nation, according to the 2009 State Scorecard Ranking by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
- The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) administers proceedings, legislation, and guidelines for energy efficiency. Learn about recent developments and plans in this area.
Originally mandated by the legislature in 1980 in response to federal efforts to ensure consumer protection and energy independence, Residential Conservation Services (RCS) created the framework for residential in-home energy efficiency services around which Massachusetts’ nation-leading programs were built. Currently, the DOER is considering RCS policies to encourage broader reach and better consumer protections.