Residential

MassCEC provides rebates and other incentives to residents who are looking to adopt clean energy at their own homes.

Residential incentives offered by MassCEC include rebate programs for solar electricity and solar hot water, vouchers for the replacement wood-burning heating units and assistance with other technologies.

The Real Estate Industry and Selling Homes with Solar Webinar

Event Time: 
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Online (Webinar)

This webinar will look at the issues homeowners with solar can face when they go to sell their house, the ways in which the real estate industry can prepare to help solar homeowners sell their home, and how state agencies and the solar industry can educate solar homeowners so that they are well prepared to sell their house without difficulty. 

Janelle McGill, a Colorado realtor who has been engaged in training real estate professionals on solar, will identify some of the issues that homeowners can face, discuss the role of various parties (i.e., real estate agents, appraisers, lenders, title officers), and make suggestions for the types of information state agencies and the solar industry could provide to solar homeowners. 

Pamela Brookstein of Elevate Energy will describe the training her organization has provided to the real estate industry, identify issues that emerged through the training program, and comments on the types of information and training real estate professionals need to help solar homeowners sell their home. 

There will be opportunity for audience questions.
 

Learn more and register here.

Utility Resilience: Lessons from Puerto Rico and Local Preparation

Event Time: 
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 7:15 AM to 11:45 AM
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UMass Club
1 Beacon Street 32nd Floor
Boston , MA 02108

Adapting utilities to be resilient to climate impacts, from extreme storm events to heatwaves, poses significant challenges and opportunities for providers and communities. Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017 and resulted in the longest blackout in U.S. History. The Forum welcomes Malu Blázquez Arsuaga, the Executive Director of the Resilient Puerto Rico Advisory Commission, and speakers from Resilient Power Puerto Rico to discuss lessons learned from Hurricane Maria and rebuilding resilient utility infrastructure.

The focus will then turn to local climate impacts and hear what steps are being taken for regional utility resilience. Local utility providers and communities will discuss on-going projects and challenges for climate adaptation in New England. Join the Environmental Business Council of New England and UMass Boston for the Climate Adaptation Forum.

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MIT Summit 2018: Thirsty Cities

Event Time: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018 (All day) to Friday, November 16, 2018 (All day)
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MIT Wong Auditorium
2 Amherst Street
Cambridge , MA 02142

By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities, up from 50% today. Many cities are already running out of water. This year’s MIT Water Summit brings together representatives of industry, academia, government, and NGOs to reflect upon the unique water challenges facing cities from around the globe.

The MIT Water Summit is a great opportunity to meet and hear from top people in the water sector, featuring keynote speeches from:

Mary Ann Dickinson, President & CEO of the Alliance for Water Efficiency
James Workman, Founder of AquaShares
Jim Lochhead, CEO/Manager of Denver Water
Alex Bakalian, Global Lead, Water Supply and Sanitation, World Bank Water Global Practice

Learn more and register here.

Energy & Cleantech Connect

Event Time: 
Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Event Location: 
Venture Cafe kendall
1 Broadway 5th Floor
Cambridge , MA 02142

Venture Cafe’s Energy & Cleantech mini-conference seeks to bring together the brightest minds who are building, funding, and innovating in the Greater Boston area’s Energy & CleanTech communities. Come prepared to not only hear the best ideas and see the latest technologies but also to participate in building Boston’s CleanTech Industry.

Learn more and register here.

MIT Water Summit 2018: Thirsty Cities

Event Time: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018 (All day) to Friday, November 16, 2018 (All day)
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Event Location: 
Wong Auditorium
2 Amherst Street
Cambridge , MA 02142

The MIT Water Summit is a gathering of students and faculty from MIT and the greater Boston area as well as leaders from industry, finance, government, and academia organized annually by the MIT Water Club to explore current problems and potential solutions surrounding water resources. This year’s MIT Water Summit brings together representatives of industry, academia, government, and NGOs to reflect upon the unique water challenges facing cities from around the globe.

Learn more and register here.

From Crops to Climate: Can Regenerative Agriculture Save our Land & the Planet?

Event Time: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Mintz Levin
One Financial Center 38th Floor
Boston , MA 02111

Imagine a safe, sustainable way to dramatically reduce total annual U.S. carbon emissions from the atmosphere – without any geo-engineering or new technology breakthroughs. According to the USDA, this is not a fantasy. Using regenerative agriculture techniques, we could sustainably offset much of the country’s carbon footprint— while at the same time making soils healthier, increasing yields, and boosting resilience to climate change. Legislation to incentivize these practices is now pending at both the state and federal level. 
 
Join E2 New England and experts to discuss this innovative approach to reducing carbon emissions while strengthening the farm economy here and around the world.

Learn more and register here.

 

Resilient Cambridge

Event Time: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Event Location: 
Cambridge Innovation Center
1 Broadway Havana, 5th floor
Cambridge , MA 02142

Join the Climate Action Business Association and learn about resiliency efforts in Cambridge regarding extreme weather from City Councillor Quinton Zondervan, with a discussion moderated by CABA Programs Director Kristin Kelleher. This event is free and open to the public.

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Sustainable House of Worship Workshop

Event Time: 
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Event Location: 
Chrrist Congregational Church Brockton
1350 Pleasant Street
Brockton , MA 02301

Leading by example can be a powerful part of our moral responsibility to care for creation. By reducing the carbon footprints at  houses of worship we also lower energy bills and free up funds needed for other important purposes. Participants will learn what to do about:

  • Electricity — How to recognize the major energy hogs — and what to do about them.
  • Solar Power — Is solar an option for your congregation?
  • Heat & Air Conditioning — Is it time for an upgrade?
  • Building Envelope — How to make your congregation more comfortable & save money.
  • Behavior — How simple actions can reduce your energy bill – and carbon footprint.

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YPE Boston's Volunteer Event

Event Time: 
Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Event Location: 
Charles River Espalande
Charles River Espalande
Boston , MA 02116

Join YPE and volunteer with the Esplanade Association on Boston’s Charles River Esplanade on Saturday, October 6th from 9am to 12pm. Specific tasks of the volunteer event will be determined in September, but could include painting benches, greening, picking up the pathways, raking leaves, among other activities to ensure that we keep the Esplanade beautiful.

In an effort to further YPE’s impact on our community, please consider making a donation to the Esplanade Association’s volunteer program here.The program is run solely on donations from volunteer groups and individual volunteers. Donations go towards replacing and restoring broken tools, buying new volunteer materials such as paint, tarps, trash picks, and garden shears, and helping our staff continue to run the Volunteer Program. Please be sure to note in the donation comment section that your donation is for the Volunteer Program.

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