Leading by Example Links

There are many resources and information available to those working on LBE efforts, including campus sustainability programs, state agency initiatives, federal resources, and more.

Campus Sustainability

State universities and campuses are a key component of the state’s efforts to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with Executive Order No. 484. Following are links to campus sustainability web pages (where available).

    State Agency Links

    Energy Efficiency

    • Energy Star – Energy efficiency resources and certified products
    • Mass Save  – Efficiency rebates, programs, and training for homes, businesses, and institutions
    • Better Buildings Challenge – The U.S. Department of Energy provides technical assistance and showcases various models of green building projects throughout the United States

    Renewable Energy

    • EPA Clean Energy – The EPA provides educational information, including webinars and newsletters, plus interactive tools like the Power Profiler to learn more about how the energy in your area is generated.
    • MassCEC – The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center provides resources, guidance, invests, and acceleration of the Massachusetts clean energy sector
    • MassCEC Production Tracking System – MassCEC uses this database to track the production of renewable energy systems that are installed throughout the Commonwealth.
    • MassDEP Clean Energy – MassDEP’s Clean Energy Results Program provides state resources, contacts, and an overview of the Commonwealth’s clean energy progress.

    Climate Change


    • Massachusetts DOER Alternative Transportation – Massachusetts participates in the US Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Coalition, and DOER provides guidance, technical assistance, and resources to reduce the environmental impact of vehicles.
    • Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) – Individuals in Massachusetts can apply for rebates for the purchase or lease of new electric vehicles.
    • MassDOT Drive Smart and Save –MassRIDES offers programs and educational resources for commuters and employers to reduce their environmental impact from transportation and save on costs.
    • Clean Cities Coalition – The U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program provides technical assistance, informational resources, and financing to reduce the use of petroleum in transportation.
    • MassDEP Electric Vehicle Incentive Program – MassEVIP provides financial incentives to municipalities and employers for the procurement of electric vehicles and charging stations.

    Innovative Technologies

    • Clean Energy Innovative Technology Intake – DOER and DCAMM provides a form for prospective vendor, helping the Commonwealth determine the applicability of innovative technologies to state facilities and operations.
    • MassCEC DeployMass – For Massachusetts clean energy and water innovation technology companies looking for their first or early customers, and public entities seeking to adopt of new energy or water innovations.

    Toxics and Hazardous Waste

    Waste Reduction and Recycling

    • Massachusetts Waste Bans – MassDEP offers information and trainings on complying with waste bans designed to minimize landfill waste.
    • RecyclingWorks Massachusetts – RecyclingWorks provides educational resources, technical experience  on waste minimization and recycling strategies, plus the “Find a Recycler” tool for various materials.

    Water Conservation

    • WaterSense – The EPA provides a Water Savings Calculator, water-efficiency education, and information on water-efficient products and services.
    • Massachusetts Water Resources Authority – The MWRA offers guidance on low-flow water fixtures and information on the MWRA’s system-wide water efficiency practices.