Energy Efficiency

City staff inspect Senior Center HVAC improvements

DPW's Energy program supports the City in meeting energy and greenhouse gas reduction and sustainability goals by:   

• Tracking and analyzing City energy and fuel use and expenses.

• Planning and project management support for energy efficiency upgrade projects. These projects helped the City achieve its 20% Massachusetts Green Communities energy reduction goal from a 2008 baseline.

• Collaborating with other City departments to identify best practices for resource-efficient and climate-resilient municipal operations.

• Sharing sustainability efforts, successes, and challenges in a transparent and accessible fashion, including providing Building and Energy Use Disclosure Ordinance reporting for municipal facilities.

DPW pays utility and fuel expenses for 97 City buildings, parks, ball fields, pump stations, and more than 300 municipal vehicles. Costs are supported by this budgetary allotment plus reimbursements from other City departments. DPW also serves as a lead sponsor of Team GreenSense, the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program education/work program on sustainability for high school students.

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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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