Sunny Cambridge Event: Making a Confident Solar Decision

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To help Sunny Cambridge participants go solar, Sunny Cambridge will be hosting an informational workshop about making a solar decision on Wed, December 7.

Register for the workshop here

  • Learn about Sunny Cambridge success to date
  • Hear from neighbors that already went solar
  • Have your important solar questions answered
  • Get one-on-one support for your solar quotes

Schedule:

5:45pm – Refreshments

6:00 – 7:30pm – Program

Location:

Main Library
449 Broadway
Community Room
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100% LED Incentives Extended to Dec 7!

Cambridge Energy Alliance’s 100% LED promotion has been extended!

From now until DEC. 7, residents can go to https://www.techniart.us/Cambridge/ to get special pricing that is available to Cambridge residents only. Customers can also get discounted shipping while supplies last. Not sure what bulb to get? See our guide at CambridgeMA.gov/LED

The 100% LED campaign is one of the city’s initiatives to win the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a nationwide competition among cities to cut residential energy use through energy efficiency. Residents have until the end of December 2016 to help Cambridge win before the judging period is over. Find out more at www.CambridgeEnergyAlliance.org/WinIt!

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City Offers Limited-Time Incentives to Go 100% LED!

It’s about to get a whole lot easier to upgrade your lights and save money and energy! The City’s Cambridge Energy Alliance is partnering with Eversource to launch the “100% LED Cambridge” campaign, which offers limited-time specials on LED light bulbs for Cambridge residents. The campaign encourages residents to upgrade 100% of their home lighting to LEDs, which use six times less energy than older bulbs.

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From now until November 26th, residents can go to https://www.techniart.us/Cambridge/ to get special pricing that is available to Cambridge residents only. Customers can also get discounted shipping while supplies last. Not sure what bulb to get? See our guide at CambridgeMA.gov/LED

 

 

The 100% LED campaign is one of the city’s initiatives to win the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a nationwide competition among

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8/16: Come to Solar 102: Going Solar for Multi-Unit Owners, Condo-Owners, and Landlords!

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 Solar 102: Going Solar for Multi-Unit Owners, Condo Owners and Landlords

 Tuesday, August 16

 Lesley University, 1815 Mass Ave, University Hall, Rm 2-078 (Second Floor),  Cambridge

Doors open at 6 pm, event starts at 6:30 pm

Interested in going solar in Cambridge but worried that your property is too complicated? Not sure where to begin, how to finance it, or how to make sure you’re getting the best deal? Join the Sunny Cambridge & Solarize Somerville teams for Solar 102: Going Solar for Multi-Unit Owners, Condo-Owners, and Landlords.

  • Learn how solar is a great fit for condos and landlord-owned properties
  • Discuss your questions with the Multi-Family Solar Advisor
  • Hear about your neighbors’experience going solar with Sunny Cambridge

Visit https://www.energysage.com/sunnycambridge/ for info on the Cambridge program.

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6/14: Come to our Sunny Cambridge event to learn about how you can go solar!

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Sunny Cambridge will be hosting a free information session at the Central Square branch of the Cambridge Public Library (45 Pearl St) from 6-7:30 pm on Tuesday, June 14!

Come learn more about…

*The Sunny Cambridge program and how you can participate

*How solar can work for you based on your property type

*How much you can reduce your carbon footprint and save money by going solar

*The Mass Solar Loan program: how to get a $0-down, low interest rate loan to help finance your solar project. Now with expanded eligibility!

 

We hope to see you there!

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The Greater Boston Heat Pump Program

Mass Energy is collaborating with local heat pump installers, running the Greater Boston Heat Pump Program. Heat pumps are a great way to efficiently heat and cool your home.  Installing energy efficient heat pumps can help the City of Cambridge win the $5 million dollar Georgetown University Energy Prize!

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Mass Energy has partnered with highly qualified installers like Fisher-Churchill Co. and Genove Oil & Air Co. to offer homeowners competitive price for the installation of high efficiency, air source heat pumps (ASHP). ASHP systems circulate air from the outside via a heat exchanger and compressor to either heat the house or cool it by transferring hot air to the outside or inside, as needed. The increased efficiency can reduce your energy bill and actually save you … [view entry]

GUEP Update: Science Festival and Lightbulb Bicycles!

tableOn April 20th, the City of Cambridge took part in the Cambridge Science Festival, a multi-day event within the city that celebrates science, technology, engineering, art and math in Cambridge and New England, as well as their impact on the global community. The city of Cambridge was proud to work in conjunction with MIT, Harvard, the Museum of Science, and the Cambridge Public Library to host the event. At the event, the city was able to inform citizens about two of its initiatives, the ongoing Georgetown Energy Prize Campaign and Sunny Cambridge, a new collaboration with Energysage that helps homeowners use online technology to find the most affordable rates for installing solar power.

While at our event outside of the Cambridge Public Library, we showcased our new energy efficiency … [view entry]

Welcome to Sunny Cambridge!

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The City of Cambridge has launched Sunny Cambridge, an exciting new program to help residents of Cambridge learn about solar and receive online quotes from local installers through an easy-to-use online platform! Sunny Cambridge is focused on helping residents that have any kind of property, including single-family homes, condominiums, rental properties, and commercial properties. The program website is www.sunnycambridge.org and is offered in partnership with local solar marketplace provider, EnergySage.

For those curious about the benefits of solar, there are a number of great reasons to go solar in Cambridge today, including:

• Reduce or eliminate your electricity billlogo
• Increase the value of your property
• Reduce your carbon footprint
• Help create local green jobs
• Earn solar renewable energy certificates (SRECs) from producing solar energy and … [view entry]

GUEP Campaign: Halfway Mark!!!

It has been incredibly quick, but the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP) is now at the halfway mark, leaving just one year left for the City of Cambridge government and residents to reduce its total energy use through the Win It Campaign. In the past year, we have accomplished many projects and initiatives designed to help us win the GUEP!

Block Captains: The City of Cambridge organized 3 community leaders and 11 volunteers to help citizens sign up for free home energy assessments to reduce total home energy use. Block Captains will continue to work throughout the year to inform citizens on reducing their energy bills for free. As the Block Captains will be an ongoing campaign, you can sign up to be part of this amazing initiative here[view entry]

Starting the 2016 Block Captains Initiative

 

winitIt is 2016, and we are now entering the final year of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a country wide competition to get cities in America to reduce wasted energy. In order to be the city that reduces its energy use the most, Cambridge is encouraging residents to sign up for no-cost home energy assessments through its Block Captains Initiative. As you know, the Block Captain is a friendly face that works with people in their social networks to help them sign up. These networks can include family, friends, neighborhoods, co-workers, classrooms, and schools.

During the assessment, a professional home energy advisor evaluates the health, safety, and performance of heating and cooling systems in your home and provides no-cost instant savings measures such as LED light bulbs, water saving [view entry]

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