- Created by Executive Order No. 484, the Massachusetts "Clean Energy and Efficient Buildings" the program is overseen by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) and the Executive Office for Administration and Finance (A&F).
The Leading by Example Council supports and advises the LBE Program as well as the participating Massachusetts' agencies.
In order to measure progress towards the targets set forth in Governor Deval L. Patrick’s Executive Order No. 484, the LBE program tracks and reports on a variety of information and data and, on October 20, 2014, released a report entitled: Towards Our Targets: Measuring Progress on Executive Order 484.
- 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. Two individuals from the public sector are also eligible for LBE awards.
State universities and campuses are a key component of the state’s efforts to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with Executive Order No. 484. This page provides links to campus sustainability web pages.
- The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is expected to experience warmer temperatures, increased frequency and intensity of storms, public water supply shortages, rising sea levels, and increased erosion which threaten our coastal areas. Recognizing the gravity of these threats, Massachusetts state agencies are taking the lead in reducing their environmental impacts.
- Specific measures to achieve a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions include energy conservation, the purchase of energy efficient products, energy efficiency programs, and energy training and maintenance. Improved energy efficiency through these measures is the most cost-effective way to reduce energy consumption.
- Links to environmental regulations, guidance, and other compliance information.
- Green buildings and facilities that have been constructed or renovated to include design techniques, technologies, and materials that lessen their overall environmental impact can help to reduce energy consumption and the reliance on non-renewable resources, as well as lessen other environmental and health impacts related to construction practices.
- Projects funded in agencies and state colleges and universities focusing on the priority areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, green buildings / green roofs, waste reduction, water conservation, and sustainable landscaping.
- The Leading by Example Program has developed several resources for state agencies and Massachusetts public institutions of higher education to help meet the mandates set forth in Executive Order 484. This page provides links to several resources and will be updated regularly as new resources are developed and become available.
- More information about how state government is reducing vehicle fuel consumption in the Commonwealth.