Collaboration is essential to build Green Communities in Massachusetts. The plans and processes featured in this library are examples provided by cities and towns to share with other municipalities throughout the Commonwealth. Use these samples as reference tools to mobilize your community.


The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources invites you to join its team of experts for upcoming webinars - and to review past webinars - on a variety of topics essential for your city or town to pursue clean energy activities.

Case Studies

Check out how Massachusetts’ Green Communities are utilizing Green Communities grants and tools to save energy, curtail emissions, and promote clean energy and alternative transportation.

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Past Case Studies

Climate and Energy Plans

Cities and towns may choose to create climate or energy plans to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and foster sustainability.

Energy Committees

A city or town may form an energy committee to create a team of community members that can help to increase collaboration, build consensus, and meet the challenges of establishing and implementing a community's energy goals.

Energy Procurement Documents

Contracting for the implementation of energy efficiency measures, renewable energy projects, or performance contracts may require cities and towns to produce different documents, including a Request for Responses or Qualifications, agreements, and contracts.

Other Studies and Reports


The LBE Awards recognize outstanding efforts among Commonwealth agencies, public colleges and universities, and municipalities that have implemented policies and programs that have led to significant and measureable environmental and energy benefits.


DISCLAIMER: Documents published here are for informational purposes only. They are not intended to provide legal or technical advice.


This information is provided by the Department of Energy Resources.