The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Smart Growth & Smart Energy policy agenda recognizes the interconnection between land use, energy, and transportation policies. By changing our land-use development patterns, we will reduce emissions, consume less land, and protect our natural resources. Since energy use by transportation sector makes up a large share of total energy consumption, realizing more compact land use patterns is a critical strategy to reduce energy use and emissions.

Brookline Health building retrofitted as a green building
EEA is focused on achieving better coordinated land use and energy policies consistent with the Patrick Administration's Sustainable Development Principles. With better land use planning and development, energy-efficient green buildings, new clean energy technologies, and targeted land conservation, we will improve the quality of life in the Commonwealth. Our goal is to help preserve the character of our communities, protect our natural resources, and build on our competitive economic advantage.

Questions? Contact:

Jane Pfister, 617-626-1194




This information is provided by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Office of Policy, Smart Growth / Smart Energy.