Our goal is to help cities and towns maximize energy efficiency in public buildings, including schools, city halls, and public works and public safety buildings; generate clean energy from renewable sources; and manage rising energy costs.
To achieve these goals, the Division is becoming the energy hub for cities and towns, by providing the following:
- Education about the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy
- Guidance and technical assistance through the energy management process
- Facilitation of informed decisions and actions
- Collaboration through shared best practices among cities and towns
- Local support from regional Green Communities coordinators
- Opportunities to fund energy improvements
When we accomplish our energy goals, Massachusetts' cities and towns and the Green Communities Division will provide a model to help communities across the United States embrace a clean energy future for the 21st century.
This information is provided by the Department of Energy Resources.