Cambridge GreenSense is an energy awareness program committed to improving energy efficiency throughout City government. The program was spearheaded by the City's Department of Public Works and the Energy Management Work Group. GreenSense aligns with the City’s commitment to climate protection and fiscal responsibility and integrates with our existing sustainability programs, such as Cambridge Energy Alliance, green building construction and recycling.
Cambridge GreenSense Goals
Reduce energy consumption by 5% throughout City facilities by promoting energy-efficient practices among employees and students
Save money by cutting energy usage in municipal facilities
Minimize the City’s environmental footprint
Advance the City’s role as a “green” leader
We’ve harnessed the “energy” of close to 75 City employees to be our Energy Champions in more than 40 City buildings to educate colleagues and promote energy-conserving practices in their departments. Through them we are spreading the word of how small changes in behavior—like turning off lights, computers, and coffee makers when they’re no longer needed—adds up to big savings for the City. With your help we’ll be saving money for the City and reducing the impact we have on the environment.
The first year introduced four “Tips” including, “Turn It Off,” “Power Down,” “Summer Sense,” and “Use Your (Green) Senses.”
Find out more about our Tips and see Results from the first year of this program.
City employees, please visit our Cambridge GreenSense intranet site on CommonGround to find out more about what YOU can do.
If you have any questions about the GreenSense program, results, or would like posters and program materials, please contact:
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