The Leading by Example Program (LBE) was established in April 2007 by Governor Deval Patrick's Executive Order No. 484, "Leading by Example - 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). Within these two offices, various divisions and departments manage specific aspects of the program, including the Department of Energy Resources, Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Capital Asset Management, and the Operational Services Division.
The LBE Program encompasses all of Massachusetts' executive agencies and public institutions of higher education. These agencies and institutions own 70 million square feet of buildings and 8,000 vehicles, employ over 65,000 people, and include 29 college campuses. Through various initiatives, LBE works to reduce the overall environmental impacts of state government operations, particularly climate and energy impacts. Executive Order 484 establishes higher energy efficiency standards in the operation of state buildings, setting short- and long-term targets and goals to advance clean energy and efficiency, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. In addition, the LBE Program promotes sustainability activities within state government including waste reduction, water conservation, green buildings, alternative fuels, efficient transportation, and recycling.
Eric Friedman, Director
Charles Tuttle, Project Manager
Maggie McCarey, Building Efficiency Program Coordinator
This information is provided by the Department of Energy Resources, Green Communities Division, Leading by Example Program