Hoping to make the city’s commercial building stock more energy-efficient in the face of climate change, Cambridge officials this morning are launching a new program aimed at helping landlords of larger buildings.

City leaders, Eversource representatives and dignitaries gathered this morning to promote the Cambridge Building Energy Retrofit Program. The program is open to buildings in the city that are larger than 25,000 square feet or 50 units. The program connects building owners and facility managers to energy efficiency services, incentives and technical support and is part of the city’s plan to reduce building greenhouse gas emissions and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

Consultants will help program participants find the best solutions for their building by connecting them with Eversource’s expertise, energy efficiency services, and incentives. The utility already funds similar programs aimed at homeowners statewide.

To help address greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, which are responsible for 80 percent of the city’s total emissions, the city adopted an ordinance in 2014 to collect energy-related data from large commercial, institutional and residential buildings.

Cambridge Launches ‘One-Stop’ Energy Efficiency Program for Commercial Properties

by Banker & Tradesman time to read: 1 min