Gov. Baker Unveils Bristol CC Solar Canopy
Gov. Baker Unveils Bristol CC Solar Canopy
solar pv installations
New England’s largest solar canopy at Bristol Community College
2015 Advancing Zero Net Buildings Charette
Worcester State receiving Leading by Example Award

About Us

Through various initiatives and collaboration with multiple agencies, authorities and public colleges and universities, LBE works to reduce the overall environmental impacts of state government operations, particularly those that contribute to climate change.

Program, Goals and Administration   |   LBE Council   |   Contact Us   


The Leading by Example Program works with its public partners across Massachusetts state government to provide leadership, technical assistance, guidance, and grant funding to ensure successful implementation of strategies outlined in Executive Order 484. LBE accomplishes this with a comprehensive set of energy and environmental initiatives.

Building Energy Efficiency    |    Non-Building Energy Efficiency   |   Greenhouse Gas Reduction    |    Green Buildings    |    Renewable Energy    |    Transportation

For municipalities seeking assistance in clean energy and environmental measures, please visit the DOER Green Communities Division.


In an effort to be transparent, the Leading by Example Program published a progress report in the fall of 2014 and has developed a series of graphs and charts documenting state progress toward meeting the goals of Executive Order 484.

Progress  |   Case Studies   |   Awards


The Leading by Example Program develops resources and guidance documents for state agencies, authorities and Massachusetts public institutions of higher education to help meet the targets set forth in Executive Order 484.

Guidance   |   Tracking   |   Grants and Contracts   |   Publications and Reports

LBE Links

There are many resources available to those working on LBE efforts, including campus sustainability programs, state agency initiatives, federal resources, and more.

Campus  |  State Agencies  |  Renewable Energy  |  Climate Change   |   Green Buildings  |  Transportation  
Innovative Technologies  |   Toxic and Hazardous Waste |   Waste Reduction and Recycling  |  Water Conservation