By embedding updated climate resilience and carbon reduction standards in the development review process, Boston is ensuring that new developments model a carbon free, climate ready city.Read more
The Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure data spurs innovation in helping Boston reach its Climate Action goals.Read more
Every now and then we have these small moments that remind us why we love our job at Renew Boston.Read more
Each year, under the Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO), the City of Boston is required to report the energy and water usage of large and medium sized buildings in Boston. This is the third year that the City released the energy metrics, adding nonresidential buildings greater than 35,000 square feet.Read more
Faith Nicholas, Energy Efficiency Fellow with the City of Boston’s Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance, explains how BERDO helps Boston achieve its emissions reductions goals.Read more
Three more Boston organizations will participate in the Greenovate Boston Mayor’s Carbon Cup, Mayor Marty Walsh announced today at a meeting of the Green Ribbon Commission. AvalonBay Communities, Sheraton Boston Hotel, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals have thrown their hats into the ring to join seven other local institutions in committing to major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.Read more
The Greenovate Awards recognize climate action leadership and environmental sustainability excellence in the City of Boston. Read this blog series to find out more about this year's winners in the Buildings and Energy Category.Read more
Winter is coming. Unfortunately, this is a phrase all too familiar in New England. Boston’s record breaking snowfall this past year makes us reluctant to think about the cold again. With the snow only recently melting, Bostonians are still focused on end-of-summer plans, pushing the not so distant memories of shoveling snow out of our minds. Yet with September underway, we must again begin to look toward colder weather and heating our homes.Read more
This is a guest post written by Chris Marchi, Director of Community Building and Environment at Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH), East Boston.
This blog post is authored by Magdalena Ayed, Coordinator & AmeriCorps LISC Member, NOAH. We hope this series of community workshops will help serve as a road map for how Boston neighborhoods can contribute to the City’s overall climate efforts. If your community has stories or best practices on climate action planning, we would love to hear from you!
On March 5th, Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) held the first of a series of Kresge-funded community workshops to build upon East Boston’s climate adaptation planning efforts in the newly-built LEED Gold East Boston Library. These workshops aim to address the near- and long-term impacts of climate change, such as sea level rise, coastal flooding and extreme temperatures, on East Boston neighborhoods. They will be facilitated using a supported community planning process, which will ensure diverse community representation from all East Boston neighborhoods (Eagle Hill, Orient Heights/Star of the Sea, Maverick and Jeffries Point). We hope this effort will become enduring, and one which can be successfully replicated, especially in other urbanized coastal communities.Read more