Samples of Energy Reduction Plans

Municipalities are required to adopt a plan outlining how they will reduce their energy use by 20% as part of the application process to seek designation as a Green Community.

Municipalities applying for designation can benefit from reviewing the Energy Reduction Plans and Appendices of already established Green Communities. These sample plans and appendices from cities and towns across the state, from small to large sized communities, and with varying circumstances are a valuable resource for creating plans to 1) establish an energy use baseline inventory for municipal buildings and facilities, street and traffic lighting, and vehicles and 2) demonstrate reduction of energy use.

Belmont

Belmont's Energy Reduction Plan is useful for mid-size towns, towns served by a Municipal Lighting Plant, or those needing to calculate projected savings from an audit report recommending energy efficiency measures without providing the projected energy savings.

Framingham

Framingham's Energy Reduction Plan is useful for larger communities and for those cities and town that are using energy performance contracts.

Framingham's Energy Reduction Plan Appendices

Gill

Gill's Energy Reduction Plan is useful for small towns who plan on including a local elementary school that is part of a regional school district in their baseline and plan.

Gill's Energy Reduction Plan Appendices

Millville

Millville's Energy Reduction Plan is useful for small towns who plan on including a local elementary school that is part of a regional school district in their baseline and plan.

Stoughton

Stoughton's Energy Reduction Plan is a good example of a collaborative effort between a medium size town, a regional planning agency, and utility vendors.

Stoughton's Energy Reduction Plan Appendices

Warwick

Warwick's Energy Reduction Plan Appendices are useful for towns trying to combine energy audits with energy savings estimates from volunteers (such as from wall insulation or storm windows).

Westford

Westford's Energy Reduction Plan is useful for towns with renewable energy.

Westord's Energy Reduction Plan Appendices

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