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National Energy Efficiency Day

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In honor of National Energy Efficiency Day, DOER would like to highlight some of the programs and initiatives that  have helped make Massachusetts the most energy efficient state in the nation for the sixth year in a row. Mass Save, a utility run-ratepayer funded program, offers a   …Continue Reading National Energy Efficiency Day


Massachusetts Named Most Energy Efficient State for Sixth Consecutive Year

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Shares Top Spot with California on American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Scorecard BOSTON – September 27, 2016 –The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that the Commonwealth has been named the most energy efficient state in the nation by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Named Most Energy Efficient State for Sixth Consecutive Year


Baker-Polito Administration Announces $14 Million for Energy Resiliency Grant Program

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Grants Available to Critical Care Facilities Requiring Back-Up Clean Energy Power Generation HOLYOKE – September 22, 2016 –The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $14 million in grant opportunities for energy resiliency projects at critical care facilities across Massachusetts. The grants are the latest round of theCommunity Clean   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces $14 Million for Energy Resiliency Grant Program


Baker-Polito Administration Releases Energy Storage Report

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Details Energy Storage Technology’s Potential to Reduce Energy Costs and Meet Regional Energy Challenges BOSTON – September 16, 2016 – The Baker-Polito Administration today released a comprehensive report, State of Charge, detailing the value of deploying energy storage in Massachusetts and a roadmap of policy   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Releases Energy Storage Report


Baker-Polito Administration Announces Milestone for Energy Efficient State Buildings

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Over 50 State Owned Buildings Earn LEED Certification LOWELL – September 15, 2016 –The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that over 50 state owned buildings have received a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification recognizing advanced energy and environmental design. Currently 55 state buildings, totaling   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces Milestone for Energy Efficient State Buildings


Baker-Polito Administration Awards Municipal Energy Technical Assistance Grants to 75 Communities

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Grants Allow Municipalities and Water and School Districts to Advance Clean Energy Goals BOSTON – September 12, 2016 – The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $518,645 in grants to 75 cities and towns across the Commonwealth to develop clean energy projects. The Department of Energy Resource’s   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Awards Municipal Energy Technical Assistance Grants to 75 Communities


Baker-Polito Administration Announces Record Energy Savings for Electric and Gas Ratepayers

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2013-2015 Three-Year Energy Savings Plan Exceeded Goals BOSTON – August 25, 2016 – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced Massachusetts’ Energy Efficiency Program Administrators set an annual record for energy savings in 2015 and exceeded the energy savings benchmarks set by the 2013-2015 Three-Year Energy Efficiency Plan    …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces Record Energy Savings for Electric and Gas Ratepayers


Governor Baker Signs Comprehensive Energy Diversity Legislation

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Today, in a continued effort to stabilize electric rates, ensure a diversified energy portfolio for the Commonwealth, and embrace advanced technologies, Governor Charlie Baker signed comprehensive energy diversity legislation into law at the State House with Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, legislative leaders, and energy and   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Signs Comprehensive Energy Diversity Legislation


Daylighting: The Bright Way to Save

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UML University Crossing Daylight

Have you ever noticed that lighting can change your mood, depending on whether it’s natural or artificial? Going beyond occupancy sensors, the right lighting mix can also reduce energy consumption and save homeowners and commercial building operators’ money by using natural light with coordinated design.   …Continue Reading Daylighting: The Bright Way to Save


CoFFEE Funds Sustain Greenfield Community College

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Greenfield CC CoFFEE lights

Greenfield Community College (GCC) is the first Commonwealth facility to complete an energy efficiency project through the Commonwealth Facility Fund for Energy Efficiency (CoFFEE), a self-sustaining revolving loan program for state facilities. Through a partnership between the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM)   …Continue Reading CoFFEE Funds Sustain Greenfield Community College