The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) designated Burlington a Green Community in February of 2020. To qualify as a Green Community, the Town of Burlington adopted five required criteria, including the Stretch Energy Code and the development of a five-year Energy Reduction Plan (ERP).
The Green Communities Division strives to help 351 Massachusetts cities and towns find clean energy solutions that reduce long-term energy costs and strengthen local economies. The division provides technical assistance and financial support for municipal initiatives to improve energy efficient and increase the use of renewable energy in public buildings, facilities, and schools.
- LED Streetlights Conversion (Completed 2017)
- LED All Schools Conversion (Completed 2019)
- LED All Facilities Conversion (Completed 2020)
- Installation of Town Hall Electric Vehicle Charging Station (Completed 2020)
- Weatherization of Library Doors (Completed 2020)
- Installation of 4 New Roof Top Units at Human Services Building (Completed 2020)
- Replacement of 2 Library Roof Top Units (Completed 2020)
- Upgrade of Library HVAC Controls (Completed 2020)
- Installation of New HVAC at Fire HQ (Completed 2020)
- New Library Roof & Insulation (Completed 2021)
- Weatherization and ERV at Fire HQ (Completed 2021)
- Weatherization of Elementary and Middle School(s) (Completed 2021/2022)
- New HVAC Controls at Mill Pond Treatment Plant (2021 Project Start)