Through meetings every other month and regular communication, the Leading by Example (LBE) Council supports and advises the LBE Program by providing feedback on program design and priorities, making recommendations for technical assistance and guidance, and supporting the overall objectives contained in Executive Order 594.
The Council is chaired by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and includes representatives from many agencies and institutions of public higher education that play a role in advancing emissions reduction progress within state government (see Section 9A of Executive Order 594 for details on membership). Although not executive branch agencies, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Massachusetts Port Authority, and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority also participate as Council members.
Upcoming LBE Council Meetings
The LBE Council typically meets bi-monthly, 10:00am-12:00pm, on the second Tuesday of the month, but this schedule is subject to change. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings include in-person and virtual options. Please contact Ryan.Kingston@mass.gov for meeting details.
Upcoming meetings are tentatively scheduled for the following dates:
- November 14, 2023
- January 9, 2023
- March 12, 2023
LBE Council Meeting Recordings and Slides
In this section, please find resources created during or resulting from LBE Council Meetings, such as meeting notes and presentation recordings. Slides from all previous LBE Council Meetings can be found below.
- Recording: March 2023 LBE Council Meeting: Actionizing Decarbonization Plans
- Recording: September 2022 LBE Council Meeting: Battery-Powered Landscaping - On September 13th, 2022, the Leading by Example program, Operational Services Division, and Department of Conservation and Recreation hosted an informational session and 'ride and drive' on battery-powered landscaping equipment. This recording features a presentation from Quiet Communities on the benefits of landscaping equipment electrification, an overview from OSD on statewide contracts and helpful resources, and testimonials from users for battery-powered landscaping equipment at DCR Walden Pond, the Town of Lexington, and the Town of Wellesley.
- Recording: July 2022 LBE Council Meeting: Expanding Expertise, Engagement, and Enthusiasm for Change Within Our Institutions
- Recording: September 2021 LBE Council Meeting: Heat Pumps 101 Presentation - This presentation by Brendan Place (DOER) and Ari Greenberg (BR+A) covers the basics of heat pump technologies, key considerations for their usage, and case studies.