As energy conservation leader in MA, Green Communities are eligible for state grants. More than $28 million of these grants is already at work in over 110 communities, with $2 million in additional energy project grants in some of the newest communities. The Green Communities Division staff continues to work with other government entities on other energy projects: from reducing energy use in municipal and school buildings to establishing power purchase agreements that enable financially attractive renewable energy generation, adopting the latest building codes, and much more.
The Green Communities Division strives to help all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns find clean energy solutions that reduce long-term energy costs and strengthen local economies. The division provides technical assistance and financial support for municipal initiatives to improve energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy in public buildings, facilities and schools.