Energy Savings

Between FY11 and FY15, the City installed energy retrofits at close to 35 facilities, made process and equipment improvements at the Walter J. Sullivan Water Purification Facility, and converted streetlights to LED technology.  The blue portions of the charts below show municipal energy use and spending; the red portions (“avoided” use and costs) show how much more energy the City would have consumed and dollars spent per year had it not implemented these measures.

Note: The charts below includes electricity, natural gas, heating oil, and vehicle fuels presented in MMBtu (one million British thermal units).

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4800
TDD:617.499.9924

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Monday: 8:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-12 noon
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Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00pm-7:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm

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