Cambridge in the running for the $5M Georgetown U. Energy Prize!

Cambridge has been selected to advance to the Semifinal round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a national competition that challenges us, along with other small- and medium-sized communities to develop and implement creative, sustainable, and replicable strategies to save energy.

Our commitment to environmental sustainability and energy efficiency has put us in the running against leading small- and medium-sized communities across the county.

Cambridge will work together over the next two years with NSTAR, business associations, local schools and universities, residents, and our innovation and technology sector businesses to implement our energy-saving plan that will not only deliver financial benefits to residents, but will also help ensure the long-term sustainability of our community. Most importantly, we will develop new approaches that other communities can replicate—so that we can all do our part to secure our nation’s energy future.

In competing for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, Cambridge intends to focus improvements on:

  • Working with the high tech sector to deploy energy saving technology
  • Piloting an improved multi-family energy efficiency program
  • Offering a deep energy retrofit raffle
  • Promoting community solar

Stay tuned for more details on the Prize, Cambridge’s energy-saving plan, and to learn how you can support our efforts. In the meantime, please stay connected with us through our website, Facebook page and Twitter profile @CambEnergy.

We are excited to get underway in the competition and we look forward to elevating Cambridge as a national leader of energy efficiency efforts in America.

For questions about the Prize or if you would like to get involved in the effort, please contact Meghan Shaw at 617-349-5323 or

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