State Energy Resources
(Bottom of page) Individual town adoption option to provide a more energy efficient alternative to the base code energy for new and existing buildings.
"The Green Communities Division empowers the Commonwealth's cities and towns to reduce their energy use and their carbon footprint on the journey towards healthier communities and stronger economies." (MA Dept. of Energy and Environmental Affairs)
Map of towns that have adopted the "Stretch Code" (PDF)
"Creating a greener energy future for the Commonwealth."
Comsumer storefront for energy saving products.
A great analysis on what it means to build green and what she discovered about the choices she was making during the construction of her house. (6 min. 10 sec.)
A green energy and construction blog based around the building of a new house.
Energy Star (Main Page)
A description of and requirements for the current federal tax credits for energy efficiency.
Building Performance Institute (BPI)
We are proud to offer new homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label. ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are substantially more energy efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements. Our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are independently verified by a third-party Home Energy Rater to ensure they meet ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines. These homes are better for the environment and better for you.
Learn more about ENERGY STAR qualified new homes at http://www.energystar.gov/.