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Easton's Green Initiatives

Current Energy Conservation Efforts:
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Energy Services Contract (ESCO)

Town Building Energy Performance Audits  
Green Communities Committee

Town of Easton Energy Reduction Plan

No-cost MassSave Home Energy Assessments

Ames Free Library Home Energy Meter Loan Program

Easton's Community Energy Challenge Pledge



Recognition, Grants, and Awards:

Green Communities Owner Assistance Technical Grant (2013)
Massachusetts Green Communities Competitive Grant (2013)

MassSave High Efficiency Equipment Rebates (2013)

MassDOER High Efficiency Lighting Program (2013)

Massachusetts Green Communities Grant (2011)

MassDOER Leading by Example Award (2011)

Massachusetts Green Community Designation (2010)

MassDEP Energy Management Pilot Program for Drinking Water Solar PV Installation (2010)

Green Communities Technical Assistance (2009)

MassDOER Energy Audit Program Building Assessments (2009)

Clean Energy Choice Grant (2009)

EPA Environmental Merit Award (2009)

Mass Electric Energy Initiative Rebate Program (2001)


Green Communities Act Task Force

Appointed in 2008 by the Town Administrator to:

Become experts on the Green Communities Act
Assess opportunities for grants and loans to "advance energy efficiency"
Assess the opportunity to reduce energy consumption
Make contact with the Division of Green Communities
Assess the opportunity to initiate a green municipal building program
Assess the opportunity for citing "as of right" renewable energy facilities
Provide the Town Administrator with a draft report of these assessments


By 2000 Easton municipal buildings had been converted to using lower cost, lower emissions, natural gas fuel.