by Phyllis Theermann December 10, 2018 architect builder building building code climate change mitigation comfort energy efficiency Homes Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) Massachusetts Sierra Club Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP) safer save money Schools
Learn what YOU can do to make buildings more efficient, comfortable and safer for everyone at the Sierra Club and Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) FREE better building codes webinar TOMORROW – December 11th- from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Buildings are responsible for over half of all energy consumption in Massachusetts and 46% of carbon pollution. To mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, it is vital that we significantly lower carbon emissions from our buildings sector over the next decade.
The good news? In 2019, we have a huge opportunity! Eligible code officials across the U.S. will vote on the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), the code for new buildings built in the U.S. and beyond. This code is the standard that can mandate that new buildings be built with significantly higher energy efficiency than those we live and work in today.
With your help, the next code would maximize building efficiency and safety, ensuring that every new building we build is better for the planet and our wallets. More comfortable buildings are more equitable for residents everywhere, regardless of income. Join them on December 11 and learn what you can do to help change building codes for the better.
This program is a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Sierra Club, Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN), Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP).
by Phyllis Theermann November 21, 2013 carbon check lists cool gifts craft DIVESTMENT eco friendly energy efficiency holiday gifts nancy's gone green Sustainable Wellesley upcycling wellesley green schools wellesley hills jr. womens club wellesley marketplace wellesley middle school
Sustainable Wellesley was proud to be at the Wellesley Marketplace last month where lots of folks came by to hear more about:
- Wellesley Making the Switch lighting campaign
- Wellesley Green Schools local anti-idling initiative
- Talk about divestment
- Grab a check list and start the holidays with some easily attainable actions you can do at home to make this a green year. Save money and energy too.
Plus, there were many vendors upcycling.