All Cost Effective Energy Efficiency
Advanced Building Energy Codes
Developing a Mature Market for Renewable Thermal Tech
- 800+ solar hot water systems have been installed since 2011, reducing about 1,200 metric tons of GHG emissions.
Tree Retention & Planting to Reduce Heating & Cooling
- 3,600+ trees were planted in 5 Gateway Cities between 2014-2015, currently reducing about 8 metric tons of GHG emissions by decreasing the amount of energy needed to heat or cool buildings.
Appliance and Product Standards
- Federal appliance and product standards that were adopted between 2009 and 2015 are expected to reduce nearly 1 million metric tons of GHG emissions by 2020.
Building Energy Rating and Labeling
- Regional efforts are in progress to roll out score cards based on pilot program success in Springfield, MA
Expanding Energy Efficiency Programs to Commercial and Industrial Heating Oil
New regulations/legislations would be required to implement this policy.