Last updated: 4/11/18
Carl Spector, Commissioner
The City will expand on recent success in retrofitting facilities to reduce energy consumption by launching projects under the Renew Boston Trust program. The Renew Boston Trust program aims to reduce energy consumption at City facilities and achieve annual savings to support the initial investment in energy efficiency projects. The City will continue to address the need for protection against climate change through ongoing planning and implementation of targeted capital investments.
FY19 Major Initiatives
- Construction is expected to begin on the first round of self-financing energy efficiency projects in City buildings under the Renew Boston Trust program. The goal of the program is to reduce carbon emissions and achieve energy savings.
- Continuation and expansion of Climate Ready Boston, a city-wide initiative to enhance resiliency to future sea-level rise, higher temperatures, and more intense precipitation caused by global climate change. Early action items include purchasing a deployable flood wall in the East Boston Greenway and incorporating a plan to elevate Main Street in Charlestown into the Sullivan Square/Rutherford Avenue project.
- Improve energy management and increase efficiency in City buildings through targeted capital design processes and building assignments.
Environment Department - Active Projects
|Energy & Environment||Climate Ready Boston||Citywide||Study Underway||286,500||1,700,000|
|Energy & Environment||Climate Ready Boston Harbor Study||N/A||New Project||250,000||5,000,000|
|Energy & Environment||Climate Ready Boston Phase 2||Citywide||New Project||50,000||600,000|
|Energy & Environment||Energy Efficiency Design Services||Citywide||Annual Program||177,800||325,000|
|Energy & Environment||Renew Boston Trust||Citywide||Implementation Underway||7,200,000||12,000,000|
|Energy & Environment||Renew Boston Trust Phase 2||Citywide||New Project||100,000||42,000,000|