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Statement from the GRC re: announcement by Mayor Wu on participation in fossil fuel-free demonstration program

The Green Ribbon Commission is encouraged by Mayor Wu’s announcement today, which begins the process of utilizing some of the tools provided by the new state and federal climate legislation to decarbonize key sectors.  Electrification of buildings using renewably sourced electricity, is one of the most critical recommendations of the Green Ribbon Commission’s Carbon Free

GRC Profile in Climate Action, A Case Study on Sustainability and Reduction of Energy Consumption at 200 Clarendon

A member of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission’s Commercial Real Estate Working Group, Boston Properties has a strong commitment to responsible management of energy, water, and greenhouse gas emissions. The company has exceeded 2020 targets by reducing energy use intensity by 23 percent, water use intensity by 26 percent and greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 38

The Commercial Net Zero Energy Building Market in Boston

Exploring the commercial net zero energy building market in boston and implementing net zero energy buildings is critical to reducing commercial sector emissions and energy use. This overview document will discuss the feasibility of commercial net zero energy buildings in Boston and explore options that encourage the construction of these facilities.

GRC Profile in Climate Action, A Case Study on Commercial Real Estate

A member of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission’s Commercial Real Estate Working Group, AvalonBay Communities manages over 280 multi-family properties throughout the country, and is committed to building sustainable communities that minimize their carbon footprint. AvalonBay had made energy efficiency investments in its portfolio for many years, with good results. But it wasn’t until the

Virtual Energy Assessments

Remote or virtual energy assessments are an emerging technology that provides building owners with a greater understanding of their building’s energy use and operations using inputs from utility meters and computer modeling. Building owners are investigating the technology as an affordable alternative to more comprehensive walk-through energy audits, which can cost tens of thousands of