WegoWise's Top 5 Links For an Energy Conscious Friday

Whether you want to be a more informed citizen or just want to kill some time before 5 on a Friday afternoon, WegoWise has got you covered. So peruse our best links, give us some feedback and be sure to share some of the info you just gleaned with other interested parties at the parties you are hopefully attending this weekend. Brought to you by DanNateLily and Bert.

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Boston launches residential solar power system rebate

In June, Boston’s Mayor Menino launched a pilot solar power program for the city's homeowners.  The pilot will increase the amount of solar energy in Boston from one-half megawatt today to twenty-five megawatts by 2015, or enough energy to provide all the electricity needed to power 4,000 homes. The $555,000 initiative is a part of Renew Boston and is funded by an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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WegoWise's Top 5 Links For an Energy Conscious Friday

Whether you want to be a more informed citizen or just want to kill some time before 5 on a Friday afternoon, WegoWise has got you covered. So peruse our best links, give us some feedback and be sure to share some of the info you just gleaned with other interested parties at the parties you are hopefully attending this weekend. This is the first installment in the WegoWise links series. Brought to you by Dan, Nate, Lily and Bert.

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Will your boiler replacement pay for itself?

Two weeks ago, Nate detailed the Worcester Housing Authority’s boiler upgrade and cogen installation. Today I’m going to share a second boiler replacement success story, and then discuss why we're seeing such great results from these upgrades. We’ve been asked not to disclose the building name or any specific characteristics for this project. Feel free to comment with a specific question, and I’ll try to answer the best I can. 

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San Francisco Energy Efficiency Ordinance

Earlier this month we wrote blog posts about benchmarking ordinances in NYC and Seattle. In February, San Francisco joined the ever growing list of cities enacting benchmarking laws with the Existing Commercial Building Energy Performance Ordinance. The city hopes the ordinance will encourage commercial buildings to invest in energy conservation measures and reduce the city's overall carbon footprint. As detailed in the chart below, a small reduction in GHG emissions in the commercial sector could go a long way toward helping the city achieve its emission reduction goals. 

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