Green for Homes
Making Green Choices Every Day
We believe that our impact on the earth is reduced one step at a time, and our collective actions at home and at work lead to global change. There are many ways to green your lifestyle, but it can be hard to know where to start. We’ve compiled some helpful resources so you can start saving money and natural resources right from the comfort of your own home.
Ready to take Green actions in your life?
When each of us takes steps in our own lives, we make a positive impact at the personal, local and global levels. You can begin today by looking over CET’s list of 3 Ways to a Greener Lifestyle and finding something to do right now that makes a difference.
Start today and spread the word to your friends and neighbors to help green our homes and our planet; individual actions add up when combined with the actions taken across the community. .
Still not sure where to start? Get a home energy assessment.
Mass Save offers a no-cost home energy assessment to help homeowners make home improvements that save money, electricity and heating fuel. Expert BPI-certified staff will help you identify and prioritize cost-effective improvements for your home and let you know about rebates and incentives to make it more affordable. Making your home energy efficient is easier than ever with great incentives from Mass Save.
Call Mass Save today to schedule your home energy assessment! Call (866) 527-7283.
Interested in going Solar?
Solar Access is a new Massachusetts program for middle-income homeowners, funded by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Department of Energy Resources (DOER). Working with an energy expert, you will be guided through the program, which adds a special Solar Access subsidy to the existing combination of electric utility, state, and federal incentives for renewable energy. By enrolling in a UMassFive College Credit Union loan, you will own your solar panels and a heat pump and will pay less than you spend now. Find out if you can benefit now!
Reduce, Reuse & Recycle
Most towns and cities in Massachusetts have recycling programs, but it’s hard to know what to do with items like cell phones and computers. Find out how we can help you:
- Reuse old building materials and household items
- Recycle your old cell phones and computers
- Recycle paints, cleaners and other chemicals
- Compost food and yard waste
Learn about Local Renewable, Clean Energy Options
Whether you are ready to put solar panels on your home, support clean energy, or choose a more environmentally-friendly burning fuel for your oil heating furnace – we can help with information about the technologies, financial incentives, selecting a contractor and the benefits of green power choice.
- Learn more about renewable energy or sign up for Green Power.
Building a New Home? Check out our Green Building Services.
We are a proud provider of ENERGY STAR for new homes and the U.S. Green Building Council’s green building certification program, LEED for Homes. Consulting with builders, architects, subcontractors and home owners, our RESNET- and LEED-certified staff will perform a whole house analysis that includes building plans and specifications, diagnostic testing, and verification of energy efficiency and green measures. Learn more about our Green Building Services for new homes.
Creating a Healthy Home – How to deal with health and environmental hazards
Reducing toxins, moisture problems and other environmental hazards in the home is an important step for you and for the planet. Learn more about how to deal with Hazardous Waste and make healthy choices at home.