The Net Zero Task Force Working Group on Regulation and Planning Approaches will explore the use of regulatory and other policy tools in driving a variety of actions supporting low carbon construction, energy retrofits and uptake of renewable energy. Regulatory tools can influence market transformation at the building level, and at the neighborhood and community scales. Regulations and policies requiring or encouraging, for example, passive design, energy efficiency improvements to buildings, audits, commissioning and minimum thresholds for renewable energy technologies will help move the dial toward deep emission reductions from buildings. This Working Group will assess best practices and recommend a set of regulatory tools and approaches determined to be most effective in the Cambridge context.
The Net Zero Task Force Working Group on Incentives & Financing Tools is focused on identifying building sectors that offer the most opportunities for energy savings or renewable energy generation, but for which the greatest barriers to action exist. While energy efficiency retrofits and low carbon construction result in energy savings and financial paybacks in the near and long term, financing tools and incentives are used to offset the issues around upfront costs of implementing these practices. This Working Group will develop a series of recommendations for how financing tools and/or could be most effectively introduced to motivate action among building owners. The group can identify specific program models, target audiences, delivery methods and potential partnerships or opportunities to leverage existing programs.
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The focus of the Net Zero Task Force Working Group on Energy Supply and Offsets is to explore the range of possibilities for increasing the supply of renewable energy to buildings in Cambridge, and, more broadly, making the shift away from carbon intensive fuels. This Working Group will explore all scales of renewable and low carbon energy supply, from building level, to neighborhood or district, to mass production energy ‘farms’. Additionally, this group will explore whether and how carbon offsets will be incorporated as part of the net zero strategy, as a supplement to address any gap remaining following implementation of actions around energy efficiency, retrofits and renewable energy supply.
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This Net Zero Task Force Working Group on Engagement and Behavior Change will develop an approach to both raising awareness about the Net Zero target, and engaging stakeholders to take action where applicable. The target audience for education and engagement is a broad mix of Cambridge residents, industry groups, and the business and academic communities. This Working Group’s tasks include, but are not limited to developing strategies for the following objectives:
Raising awareness among the general public as to ‘what is net zero?’;
Educating the construction, design, and development industry in best practices in energy efficient retrofits, design and construction (may include identifying gaps in local expertise and proposing training programs to build capacity in specific areas);
Developing an engagement approach for building managers and operators to address ‘low hanging fruit’ opportunities to optimize building performance;
Exploring tools such as building energy benchmarking, reporting and labeling programs, with a view to developing strategies for how the City will make use of the data once collected;
Exploring strategies to engage homeowners, tenants and landlords to impact their behavior and purchasing decisions
Public Meeting as part of the Eastern Cambridge Kendall Square Open Space Planning Study
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING
Removal of Public Shade Trees
City of Cambridge, Department of Public Works
Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, Sections 3 and 4, a public hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 5:30 pm at 147 Hampshire St, Cambridge, Mass., to consider the removal of the following public tree(s):
1. 225 Lakeview Ave – Removal of 20.6” sugar maple due to canopy dieback and structural issues. Location will be replanted.
2. 12 Grozier Rd – Removal of 18.5” Norway maple due to canopy dieback and fungus at base of tree. Location will be replanted.
3. 9 Reed St – Removal of 21.6” Norway maple due to canopy dieback and structural issues.
The tree(s) identified above have been posted for public inspection. Any objections to their removal must be submitted in writing to the City Arborist, prior to or during the hearing. The mailing address for the City Arborist is Department of Public Works, City of Cambridge, 147 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139; phone: 617-349-6433 email: email@example.com
City of Cambridge Planning Board Meeting
Join us as the Cambridge Boat House hosts the Citywide Senior Center.
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Join CDD and the Women's Commission for a walk down Women's Heritage Lane!
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