Community Bulletin Board for Essex County:

An Exchange of Information and ideas on
Clean Renewable Sustainable Energy Projects

 

Share your stories. Tell how your community is reducing its dependence on fossil fuels. Entries could include information on renewable energy installations, efficiency/conservation, green building features & cost savings, municipal purchasing of clean energy & rebates, creative approaches to saving. For example:


Gloucester hired an "energy specialist" to conduct a training session working with custodians, janitors, teachers, principals in the schools best practices for energy savings. Some of the issues addressed - maintenance, utilizing low tech energy savings solutions and changing behaviors- will save Gloucester a significant amount of money in energy costs and reduce fossil fuel use. Gloucester learned its town ice rink temperature had been set set at 0 degrees - this was changed to 31 degrees!

Rockport High School has installed an anemometer to determine if the site is feasible for a wind turbine.

Amesbury Cider Hill Farm is striving to become sustainable. Having installed 3 wind turbines, Cider Hill is now pursuing other methods for fossil fuel independence.

Danver's Holton-Richmond Middle School is a green building boasting solar panels, xeriscaping, state-of-the-art lighting, a cistern rain water collection system for landcaping needs. 

Haverhill's Library saves on heating and cooling through the use of a geothermal heat pump.

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Topic Last Post by Date
Ipswich, EBSCO unveils solar power system: EBSCO Publishing Sep 20, 2007
12:21 PM
Large Buildings in Boston go green: ICLEI.org Aug 31, 2007
12:57 PM
Merrimack River Turbine to generate 20kW: Mass Technology Collaborative website Aug 25, 2007
9:51 AM
Swampscott purchases solar trash compactor: Martha Dansdill Jul 27, 2007
2:22 PM
Wind Project Gaining Ground: Russell Blattberg Jul 19, 2007
1:56 PM
Wind Turbine Demo in Salem: More planned: Pat Gozemba Jul 9, 2007
9:03 AM
network links energy educators: Shawn Reeves Jun 4, 2007
3:52 PM
Monarch on the Merrimack in Lawrence: Robert D. Ansin May 30, 2007
11:51 AM
Carlton School's PV/Wind power output: Kevin Andrews May 1, 2007
3:18 PM
Revere site is a candidate for wind farm: Seth Daniels - reporter Apr 19, 2007
4:38 PM
Sustainability Initiatives - NSCC: North Shore Community College Feb 27, 2007
2:03 PM
Holten Richmond is a green school: Holten Richmond Middle School Nov 28, 2006
12:07 PM
Hamilton DPW chief gets cooking with diesel alternative: Hamilton DPW Nov 9, 2006
10:47 AM
Swampscott Town Hall Looks at Geothermal Heating System: Swampscott Renewable Energy Committee Nov 3, 2006
2:58 PM
Solar power provides energy at Joppa Flats : Bill Gette Nov 3, 2006
2:53 PM
Wind Turbine Proposal: Hamilton Selectmen Oct 30, 2006
2:40 PM
Green Roof Sprouts on Top of Whipple Annex: Town of Ipswich Oct 23, 2006
2:43 PM
Ipswich Eyes Energy Savings for Its Schools: Ipswich School Department Sep 29, 2006
4:45 PM
Salem: Energy Efficiency for East India Parking Garage: Pat Gozemba, Salem Alliance for the Environment Sep 26, 2006
10:55 AM
Salem Passes Resolution for Climate Protection (2002): Salem City Councilors Sep 26, 2006
10:47 AM
Danvers Steps Up Recycling Effort to Save $70,000 : Town of Danvers Sep 22, 2006
5:37 PM
Rockport High School Approves Wind Anemometer: Rockport High School Sep 14, 2006
3:53 PM
Swampscott Converts Traffic Lights to LEDs: Swampscott Renewable Energy Committee Sep 14, 2006
3:48 PM
Tour Solar Now in Beverly: Solar Now Sep 5, 2006
2:24 PM
Gloucester's Varian Semiconductor Wind Power Grant: Varian Semiconductor Sep 5, 2006
12:32 PM
Cider Hill Farm to Power Up with the Wind: Cider Hill Farm - Amesbury Sep 4, 2006
7:13 PM
Gloucester and Manchester-by-the-Sea Purchase Solar Trash Compactors: Clean Energy Choice Sep 4, 2006
10:30 AM
Geothermal Energy - for homeowners, commerical & industrial: HealthLink Sep 4, 2006
9:13 AM
Beverly's Centerville School Goes Green: Centerville Elementary School Sep 4, 2006
8:58 AM
Lynn Councilors Approve Green Buildings Order: Lynn City Council Aug 28, 2006
12:09 PM
Energy Efficiency at Salem's Carlton School: Carlton School Aug 27, 2006
8:33 AM
Tierney Forum Focuses on Energy Savings: Swampscott Reporter Aug 25, 2006
2:07 PM
 
 
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