Leading by Example (LBE)

LBE works collaboratively with state agencies and public colleges and universities to advance clean energy and sustainable practices that reduce the environmental impacts of state government operations.

LBE serves as a trusted resource and helps transform policy into action through strategic partnerships, technical assistance, grant funding, and nation-leading best practices. By demonstrating leadership within state government, LBE strives to empower residents and businesses to take action to collectively address the energy and environmental challenges facing the Commonwealth.

Now Accepting Nominations for the LBE Awards

Some of the winners of the 2022 LBE Awards

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 measurable environmental and energy benefits. Up to eight (8) award winners are selected for recognition every year, divided among two categories. Six (6) awards are presented in the Public Entity category and two (2) are awarded in the Individual category.

Nomination forms for both public entities and individuals are due by COB Friday, October 14th. Applicants uncertain about whether they may qualify for an award may fill out an "express interest" form prior to submitting a full nomination form. Upon receipt of an "express interest" form, the LBE team will reach out to encourage the submission of a full nomination form if the nominee is compelling.

Winners will be notified in late October, and will be celebrated at a ceremony at the State House in December.

Learn more and find nomination forms at www.mass.gov/LBEAwards, and reach out to Ryan.Kingston@mass.gov with any questions.

LBE Program Information and Resources

Contact Us


Main Office
100 Cambridge St., Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114


Main Number (617) 626-7300

Open M-F 8:45am-5:00pm


DOER General Email doer.energy@mass.gov
DOER SMART Program doer.smart@mass.gov
DOER RPS Program doer.rps@mass.gov
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Who we serve

LBE works collaboratively with state agencies, authorities, and public institutions of higher education to advance clean energy and sustainable practices that reduce the environmental impacts of state government operations.

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Baker-Polito Administration Joins UMass Amherst to Celebrate Clean Energy Projects 

4/27/2022 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

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