Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Cleaner Energy FutureCOMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTSDeval L. Patrick, Governor...
Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy FutureServes as the hub for all Massachusetts citiesand towns...
Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy FutureCONTACTS - REGIONAL COORDINATORS3 Regional Coordinator...
Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future4Green Communities Division -Programs & Resources for M...
Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy FutureGreen Communities Designation and GrantProgram5Qualific...
Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy FutureMeet the Green Communities!6
Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future Grant allocations based on a $125K base plus a popula...
Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future Rooftop Solar Challenge - $$ from US DOE– Community S...
Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy FutureContact Information9Meg Lusardi - Directormeg.lusardi@s...
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  1. 1. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Cleaner Energy FutureCOMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTSDeval L. Patrick, GovernorRichard K. Sullivan, Jr., SecretaryMark Sylvia, CommissionerGreen Communities Division -Partnering with Cities and TownsMeg Lusardi, DirectorGreen Communities Division13rd MassachusettsSustainable Communities and2nd Sustainable CampusesConferenceApril 24, 2013
  2. 2. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy FutureServes as the hub for all Massachusetts citiesand towns on energy matters2Green Communities Division
  3. 3. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy FutureCONTACTS - REGIONAL COORDINATORS3 Regional Coordinators act as direct liaisons with cities andtowns on energy efficiency and renewable energy activities Located at each of the DEP Regional Offices: Southeast – LAKEVILLE: Seth PickeringSeth.Pickering@state.ma.usNortheast – WILMINGTON: Joanne Bissetta ->Joanne.Bissetta@state.ma.usCentral – WORCESTER: Kelly Brown ->Kelly.Brown@state.ma.us Western – SPRINGFIELD: Jim BarryJim.Barry@state.ma.us
  4. 4. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future4Green Communities Division -Programs & Resources for Municipalities• Green Communities Designation and Grant Program• MassEnergyInsight energy tracking and analysis tool• Municipal Energy Efficiency Program• Energy Management Services Technical Assistance• Owner’s Agent Technical Assistance• Partnerships with MA CEC – Solarize MA and Community EnergyStrategic Planning• Massachusetts Municipal Energy Group (MMEG)• Website filled with tools & resourceswww.mass.gov/energy/greencommunities• Email updates via listserv – Sign up by sending an email to: join-ene-greencommunities@listserv.state.ma.us
  5. 5. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy FutureGreen Communities Designation and GrantProgram5Qualification Criteria - Designation1. Adopt as-of-right siting for RE/AE generation, R&D,or manufacturing2. Adopt expedited permitting process3. Create an Energy Reduction Plan to reduce energyuse by 20% in 5 years4. Purchase only fuel-efficient vehicles5. Minimize life cycle cost in new construction  adoptthe Stretch CodeGrant Funding1. Energy Efficiency Projects2. Renewable Energy Projects on municipal land
  6. 6. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy FutureMeet the Green Communities!6
  7. 7. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future Grant allocations based on a $125K base plus a population/percapita income formula; maximum $1M.- Range from $130,725 in Hatfield to $1M for Boston Projects being funded include energy conservation measures,performance contracts, solar PV projects, incremental costs forhybrid vehicles. $21.48M in designation awards to 110 Communities 43 grants complete to date (40 designation, 3 competitive) Grants $9.3M Total Projects Costs $14.4M; utility incentives $2.1M Annual savings of $2.1M 19 competitive grants awarded totaling $2.76M in first round;second round of 21 applications under reviewGreen Communities Designation and GrantProgram – the 1107
  8. 8. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future Rooftop Solar Challenge - $$ from US DOE– Community Shared Solar– Streamlined Permitting, including structural guidance– Guidance Documents on zoning– Outreach to Financial Institutions More Owner’s Agent Technical Assistance –– Solar PV, Perf Contracting, and assessments– 22 municipalities awarded in Feb 2013 Comprehensive Energy Strategies Planning pilot –– Partnership with MassCEC– help identify, prioritize, and enable a mix of clean energy strategiesand incentives– 3 municipalities and 3 regional entities awarded More SolarizeMass – partnership with MassCEC Update to Energy Management Services Regs – Chapt 25A procurements8Green Communities Division – What’s theLatest?
  9. 9. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy FutureContact Information9Meg Lusardi - Directormeg.lusardi@state.ma.usLisa Capone – Deputy DirectorLisa.capone@state.ma.uswww.mass.gov/energy/greencommunitieswww.mass.gov/doer

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