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Celebrating Earth Month with State Facilities

Celebrating Earth Month with State Facilities posted on May 26

It has been a very busy spring at state facilities across the Bay State in recognition of Earth Day. This is a collection of many of the energy and environmental-themed events across state government and public higher-education that occurred around Earth Day 2017: At Massasoit   …Continue Reading Celebrating Earth Month with State Facilities

Daylighting: The Bright Way to Save

Daylighting: The Bright Way to Save posted on Feb 11

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

Public Entities Recognized for Leading by Example

Public Entities Recognized for Leading by Example posted on Nov 19

Every fall, the Commonwealth holds the annual Leading by Example (LBE) Award ceremony at the State House. And every year, there is a surplus of impressive energy and sustainability achievements to celebrate. This year’s 8 winners, from state agencies, public higher education, and municipalities were   …Continue Reading Public Entities Recognized for Leading by Example

Leading By Example Earns EPA Award

Leading By Example Earns EPA Award posted on Jun 16

This spring, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England Office chose this historic hall to recognize bold action and innovation of a different kind. It recognized Massachusetts state government’s Leading by Example (LBE) program during a 2015 Earth Day event at Faneuil Hall, awarding LBE a 2015 Environmental Merit Award in the governmental category.

Power Down and Save Up

Power Down and Save Up posted on Dec 23

Between Thanksgiving and the cusp of a new year, many of us feel the festive energy. Burning lots of energy seems to go along with celebrating – think of all those holiday lights and cookies we bake. But that extra energy use also gives everyone   …Continue Reading Power Down and Save Up

 Eight Drivers Help Mass. Win Energy and Environment Race

Eight Drivers Help Mass. Win Energy and Environment Race posted on Nov 18

Have a look at this year’s LBE award recipients – two state agencies, two municipalities, two higher education entities, and two individual – who demonstrate achievements that produce measurable environmental and energy outcomes.