Sep
01

Upgrade Your Heating System

One way to help offset the rising cost of energy and significantly reduce your home's carbon footprint is to replace your aging heating equipment with a new high-efficiency unit. With rebates and interest-free loans from Mass Save, you might find the whole project is less expensive than you fear.

Oct
10

Energy Efficiency Resources for Large Buildings

There are plenty of resources available for large buildings and institutions in Boston that are interested in finding ways to reduce their energy use. The best place for any property or business to start is with your utilities. They will work with you to identify the best opportunities for savings and help connect you with special rebates. Below are additional opportunities and resources. 

 

Jul
25

Green & Clean Small Businesses

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Green & Clean Boston recognizes auto shops, nail salons, and other small industries that go above and beyond basic environmental and sanitary standards to promote and protect worker and client safety, public health, and the environment. Businesses with Green & Clean certification receive a window decal, Green & Clean certificate, and recognition on the Green & Clean website and in other forms of print and electronic media.

May
14

Weatherize Your Home or Apartment

Reducing your energy use at home is one of the best ways you can save money. Weatherizing your home – i.e. plugging air leaks, insulating, and more – can equate to more than one ton less of carbon pollution in the air. Boston has the best energy efficiency program in the nation, so whether you live in a condo, rent an apartment, or own a home, there are plenty of resources you can access to help make your home more comfortable and affordable.

May
12

Operational energy savings at work

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Ever wonder why your office keeps its lights on when no one is working? Or why air conditioning continues to run over the weekend and computers stay on?

About 50 percent of savings at work come from “operational savings” – low-cost or no-cost opportunities to cut emissions and stop wasting money and energy. Not taking advantage of these opportunities causes businesses and their employees to lose a lot of money.

May
08

Easy actions at work

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Small actions at work can add up to huge reductions in carbon emissions, as well as your health and comfort.

Apr
24

Green energy & power resources

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The best thing you can do to save money and curb climate change is to insulate your home and use more energy-efficient equipment. Reduce your emissions even more by supporting green and alternative energy in some of the following ways.

Apr
23

Light bulbs: Switch ‘em out, turn ‘em off

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Guess what? Lighting is the fastest and easiest way to save money and energy. Just turn off your lights when you don’t need them – that’s it! Lighting accounts for roughly 1/4 of all building energy in the U.S – that means a big part of your energy bills come from inefficient lights or lights left on unnecessarily. It’s a small step that everyone can do!

You can also think about ways to improve your life by using more of the original light bulb (also known as the Sun). For example, if you’re a night owl, consider going to sleep earlier to do what you have to do in the morning. Or try to spend less time in dark, cave-like rooms and more time in naturally well-lit ones.

Apr
19

Tweak your thermostat

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You can drastically lower your carbon footprint and utility bills with just a twitch of the finger. Over half of Boston’s climate emissions come from buildings, and heating and cooling account for a large part of those emissions. Click on the options below to expand.

Apr
19

Wise up on smart controls

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It can be easy to forget to turn off your lights, shut off your thermostat, or unplug electronics. That’s OK – smart controls are now available to do the work for you. Learn more below: