ENERGY CONSERVATION RESOURCES FOR RESIDENTS
Energy Resource Guide
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Office of the Attorney General Martha Coakley
MassSAVE is funded through local electric and gas utilities and energy efficiency service
providers. Program services include: educational materials/services; in-home services for
customers who plan to invest in energy saving improvements; step-by-step guidance through the
installation of energy-saving measures and incentives; quality installations performed by fully
licensed and insured contractors who warrant all workmanship and materials for one year; and
Environmental Protection Agency
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. ENERGY STAR offers energy conservation information and rebates for purchasing EPA ENERGY STAR qualified appliances.
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC)
MTC provides rebates to homeowners, businesses, nonprofits, public entities, and other organizations on a first-come first-served basis for design & construction of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects.
Mass Energy Consumers Alliance
The Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance (Mass Energy) is a 24-year old nonprofit organization dedicated to making energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable. Mass Energy is the state’s leading supplier of renewable energy to residential and small business customers. Mass Energy is your non-profit source for tax-deductible clean energy options!
New England Wind Fund
New England Wind Fun is the clean energy option NSTAR customers can choose to support clean energy on their electricity bill. The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative matched tens of thousands of dollars back to communities across the Commonwealth for clean energy programs thanks to members of New England Wind Fund.
Community Solar Challenge
The Community Solar Challenge 2007-2008 was a huge success with several communities earning free solar panels.
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations that have made a commitment to sustainable development. ICLEI provides technical consulting, training, and information services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local government in the implementation of sustainable development at the local level. Over 977 cities, towns, counties, and their associations worldwide comprise ICLEI's growing membership.
US Green Building Council (USGBC)
The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation. Information on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System can be found at this site. LEED encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.
The Green Roundtable, Inc. (GRT) is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to mainstream green building and sustainable design and become obsolete. We work toward this goal by promoting and supporting healthy and environmentally integrated building projects through strategic outreach, education, policy advocacy and technical assistance. We envision a world in which green building is business as usual.
Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense Program
WaterSense aims to decrease indoor and outdoor water use through water-efficient products and simple water-saving practices. The program encourages customers to look for WaterSense labeled products, which have been independently certified for efficiency and performance, and promotes water-saving techniques that reduce stress on water systems and the environment.