Northampton's Clean Energy Efforts
Northampton is a Cities for Climate Protection city and received a Massachusetts' Green Communities Designation in 2010. In that same year, the Commonwealth awarded Northampton its Leading by Example Award for clean energy and environmental quality achievements. In 2011, the city's Energy and Sustainability Officer was awarded the Individual Achievement Leading by Example Award for outstanding environmental and energy leadership.
Investments in Energy Efficiency
Ongoing extensive energy efficiency improvements in city buildings, which have reduced municipal energy use in buildings by over 25%