What You Can Do
Join Northampton's clean energy leaders at home, with the way you travel, and how you run commercial buildings.
- Identify how you can reduce energy use and costs in your home and receive money to do so by contacting a local home efficiency contractor or a free Mass Save assessor.
- Buy high-efficiency light bulbs online. Go to the ENERGY STAR lighting online catalog.
- Buy reduced-cost high-efficiency light bulbs in local stores by using the Signify LightFinder
- Use EnergyStar appliances
- Receive rebates for buying EnergyStar appliances, electronics, and other electronic fixtures. Go to the EnergyStar rebates page.
- Replacing an old refrigerator with an energy-efficient one can significantly reduce your monthly energy bill. Use the Refrigerator Retirement Calculator to find out if it is worth it to replace your old refrigerator.
- Install a renewable energy system in your home. Find out about incentives from the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency and/or explore the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center's Programs.
- Buy GreenUp renewable energy
Northampton is a biking and walking-friendly community with increasingly accessible pathways.
- Carpool with RideBuzz (413-253-0681) or ZipRide
- Drive a high-efficiency vehicle. Find one at FuelEconomy.gov
- Improve your efficiency with better gas mileage tips
- Take the bus
- Travel by bicycle
- Contact the Center for EcoTechnology (CET) and ask for assistance in planning and implementing profitable energy-saving building upgrades
- Download the EPA Building Upgrade Manual
- Learn more from the U.S. Green Building Council