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Community Carbon Reduction

Resilient Climate Solutions

CET’s Community Climate Fund (CCF) is a catalyst for colleges, universities, businesses, and individuals to champion local, high-impact carbon reduction projects, propelling us toward a just and equitable transition to a low-carbon economy.

Support projects that build climate resilience, and that simultaneously deliver health, comfort, and cost-savings benefits to recipients.

The CCF project portfolio ranges from energy efficiency and renewable energy interventions to food waste reduction and building materials recovery.

Projects are designed to yield significant environmental and social impacts along with experiential learning opportunities for students.

At an average cost of $53 per ton CO2 mitigated, the fund has unlocked energy efficiency and electrification projects for dozens of businesses, nonprofits, and residents across the region. 

At a Glance

Support roadblock remediation projects
Prioritize designated environmental justice communities, not-for-profit, and/or BIPOC-owned organizations
CCF saves nearly 5,000 therms annually and over 500 tons of lifetime CO2

Sample Projects

Weatherizing Small Businesses

Roadblock Removal

CET currently has support from the MA Department of Energy Resources to bring innovative approaches to small business weatherization programs.

The CCF can complement this effort by funding measures such as removal of knob-and-tube wiring and asbestos, for which there are no incentives.

Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects

Revolving Loan Fund for On-Farm Energy

CET has found that a significant number of high impact projects get stymied because farms lack the upfront capital.

Low- Medium-Income Communities

Installation of Wifi Thermostats

Peak load shaving is an emerging demand-side management tool for stabilizing the costs of energy generation and reducing reliance on dirty back-up power systems.

Wifi thermostats yield immediate carbon reductions for households and will unlock significant system-wide carbon emissions reductions through peak load shaving.

Building Material Recovery

EcoBuilding Bargains

EcoBuilding Bargains relies on donations of building materials from individuals and contractors, and donations are limited by the ability to pick up materials in a timely fashion.

The diversion of these materials yields a significant carbon reduction


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