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Daylighting: The Bright Way to Save Posted on Feb 11

Daylighting: The Bright Way to Save

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 Posted on Nov 19

Public Entities Recognized for Leading by Example

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

Advancing Zero Net Energy Buildings Posted on Aug 13

Advancing Zero Net Energy Buildings

When I started an internship this summer with the Leading by Example program at the Department of Energy Resources (DOER), I knew that I would be working on projects related to energy efficient and sustainable buildings.   While I was familiar with LEED certification, I didn’t   …Continue Reading Advancing Zero Net Energy Buildings

Monson Town Hall Rebuilt Efficiently After Tornado Posted on Apr 3

Monson Town Hall Rebuilt Efficiently After Tornado

Dark clouds have yielded a silver lining in Monson—one of several towns that suffered serious damage when tornadoes blew through southwestern Massachusetts in June 2011, flattening trees, ruining buildings, and leaving many homeless. Monson town officials are looking to an April 11th Dedication Ceremony and   …Continue Reading Monson Town Hall Rebuilt Efficiently After Tornado

Header Template – Stephanie Mernick Posted on Mar 14

Header Template – Stephanie Mernick

Stephanie Mernick Market Development and Support Division Co-op at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center View Stephanie’s Bio  

Mass. Military Reservation stockpiles renewables, saves $2 million annually Posted on Dec 30

Mass. Military Reservation stockpiles renewables, saves $2 million annually

Patrick Cloney Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) View Patrick's Complete Bio Right here in Massachusetts we have thousands of examples of individuals and organizations that have made energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements to benefit our environment and society for generations to   …Continue Reading Mass. Military Reservation stockpiles renewables, saves $2 million annually

Berkshire East – a ski resort fueled by wind Posted on Mar 7

Berkshire East – a ski resort fueled by wind

Steven Clarke EEA Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Steven Clarke's Bio It's been much snowier this year than last with total accumulations reaching well over 70 inches in parts of the state (much more than last year's   …Continue Reading Berkshire East – a ski resort fueled by wind

96 Ways to Go Green! (Part 2) Posted on Nov 17

96 Ways to Go Green! (Part 2)

Rachel Offerdahl Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Rachel's Bio Here's the second installment in a series of tips for living “greener.” (Scroll down for Part 1!) This time, we take a greener look at food. 8. Compost your food   …Continue Reading 96 Ways to Go Green! (Part 2)

Welcome to Energy Smarts! Posted on Apr 22

Welcome to Energy Smarts!

Secretary Ian A. Bowles Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental AffairsView the Secretary’s Bio Launching on the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day, this blog is a forum for exchanging ideas and experiences about renewable power, energy efficiency, and other issues important to   …Continue Reading Welcome to Energy Smarts!

Meet the Energy Smarts Bloggers Posted on Apr 19

Meet the Energy Smarts Bloggers

John Goodhue, Guest Blogger Executive Director, Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center John Goodhue is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC). The MGHPCC is dedicated to supporting the growing scientific computing needs of faculty-driven research at MIT, University of   …Continue Reading Meet the Energy Smarts Bloggers