When you’re ready to join the growing community dedicated to reducing dependence on fossil fuels, finding resources can seem overwhelming. The resources provided by us will help you save money, reduce your carbon footprint and set a positive example for future generations.
Helpful resources and links relating to sustainable living and renewable energy;
Boston Green Realty, www.bostongreenrealty.com
Boston Green Realty is a well-established full-service property management company that serves greater Boston and surrounding communities. With over a decade of experience, they continue to build strong client/landlord relationships as we help navigate our clients through even the toughest of management situations. They can also help distressed/foreclosure properties as well as land or commercial properties with environmental issues.
Cape Associates, Inc. http://home.capeassociates.com
Cape Associates is a locally and family-owned property management company that offers custom home building, renovations and maintenance, and painting services. They proudly serve Cape Cod, Plymouth, and Nantucket.
Green Home Guide, (USGBC), www.greenhomeguide.com
A social platform to help guide you toward green and sustainable professionals that provide guidance and consultation to make your home for environmentally friendly.
Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency, (DSIRE), www.dsireusa.org
A database that provides extensive information on incentives within each state.
EnergySage is on a mission to make going solar as easy as booking a flight online. Everyday there are millions of Americans shopping for solar, and thousands of solar providers looking for well-qualified customers. Yet buying and selling solar remains as inefficient, confusing and costly as ever. There hasn’t been a simple, online marketplace for both parties to meet and interact with one another – until now. Their innovative, yet simple solution has already won the support and backing of the U.S. Department of Energy, New York State Energy Research & Development Authority, Connecticut Green Bank, and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.
Updates on EnergyStar technologies and ways to make your home and appliances more energy efficient.
Homepower Magazine, http://www.homepower.com
Over the last 28 years, Homepower Magazine has published more than 160 issues. Each issue contains the most comprehensive, technical coverage of solar, wind, and micro hydro electricity, energy efficiency, solar hot water systems, space heating and cooling, energy-efficient building materials and home design, and clean transportation options. They are here to help you make informed, fiscally sound decisions about your energy generation and use, so you too can experience the wide range of benefits that renewable energy has to offer, individually and collectively.
Interstate Renewable Energy Council, http://www.irecusa.org
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), an independent not-for-profit organization since 1982, makes clean, efficient, sustainable energy possible for more Americans through forward-thinking regulatory reform, quality workforce development, and consumer education.
Mass Clean Energy Center, (MassCEC), www.masscec.com
Massachusetts incentives regarding renewable energy for both residential and commercial entities.
MA Department of Energy Resources, Green Communities (MA DOER), www.ma.gov/eea
The Green Communities Division of the Commonwealth strives to help all 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 efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy in public buildings, facilities and schools.
Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light, http://www.mipandl.org
Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light is a non-profit organization that provides a faith based response to climate change by promoting energy efficiency, environmental justice, green job training, and policies that will lead to a sustainable future.
Additional incentives and ways to save money when switching your home and business to renewable energy.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, www.nrel.gov
Leading clean energy innovation, one can find recent publications and case studies within the renewable energy sector.
New England Clean Energy Council, www.cleanenergycouncil.org
Supporting young entrepreneurs in the world of sustainability, renewable energy, and environmental fields.
North Carolina Solar Center, www.ncsc.ncsc.edu
Information on North Carolina incentives to compare different states and their response to the renewable energy movement.
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, (NESEA), www.nesea.org
An online networking community that holds conferences to bring together professionals in the sustainability and green sectors.
Race Point Lighthouse, racepointlighthouse.org
The Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation is a non-profit organization made up of volunteer members, whose mission is the restoration and preservation of Race Point Lighthouse, the Keeper’s House, the Whistle House, the Oil House, and Wood End and Long Point Lighthouses. The Chapter seeks to ensure that the public and future generations will have reasonable and safe access to these historical structures and sites. The Chapter will provide educational programs and materials to increase the public’s awareness of the historical importance of the Race Point, Wood End and Long Point Lighthouses. This lighthouse in collaboration with Clean Energy Design, successfully went off-the-grid with a solar photovoltaic system, a solar thermal system, and a wind energy system.
Solar Energy Industries Associations, (SEIA), http://www.seia.org
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA®) is the driving force behind solar energy and is building a strong solar industry to power America through advocacy and education. As the national trade association in the U.S., they represent all organizations that promote, manufacture, install and support the development of solar energy.
Sustainability Baby Steps, http://www.sustainablebabysteps.com/
Sustainability Baby Steps provided beginner information on how to begin the transition to a more mindful and environmentally sound life. Everything is covered from renewable energy, to cleaning products, and even consuming consciously!
Sustainability Energy Analytics, http://www.sea.us.com
At Sustainability Energy Analytics, they are building scientists that appreciate the concept of a budget, with a focus on you and your home. Their team has a variety of backgrounds and skills that we bring to bear on your project or problem. This team approach gives them a leg up and allows them to be more effective on your project.
Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, www.waquoitbayreserve.org
A non-profit organization that dedicates themselves to the research and conservation of the Waquoit Bay located in Falmouth, MA.
Woods Hole Research Center, www.whrc.org
Ranked #1 climate think tank in the world, Woods Hole Research Center is an independent research institute where scientists investigate the causes and effects of climate change to identify and implement opportunities for
conservation, restoration and economic development around the world.
US Department of Energy, (DOE) www.energy.gov
US Green Building Council, (USGBC) www.usgbc.org