Boston Mayor Michelle Wu says the city will be filing a home rule petition today to join the state’s new pilot program for communities seeking to ban natural gas hookups in new construction and major renovations.
As part of the ongoing saga to retrofit my Worcester three-decker to be zero-emission, I recently replaced two gas water heaters with heat pump water heaters. If you haven’t heard of these, grab your loofah, you’re in for some fun.
State and local officials have been kind to us this year, producing a bumper crop of overcooked ideas, from sitting on billions of federal relief dollars to pushing for a return of rent control.
The way we build and regulate our cities has been multiplying the effects of hotter days and longer summers for decades and it is time we take a holistic view. The good news is: Buildings can help.
Chris Gray looks at commercial properties through an energy efficiency lens to help Boston-based Taurus Investment Holdings evaluate potential acquisitions, at a time when landlords are creating efficiencies through operational upgrades, and reducing their exposure for capital upgrades.
As the Baker administration continues to make the case for its proposal to swiftly spend about $2.9 billion of American Rescue Plan Act money, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs had a message for the legislature on Friday – the longer the state goes without making investments, the risk posed by climate change grows greater.
More than 300 businesses and investors, including such giants as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Coca-Cola, are calling on the Biden administration to set an ambitious climate change goal.
In our mission to create better, low-carbon rental housing, MassLandlords staff and members are evaluating heat pumps retrofits in multifamily properties. While heat pumps show promise, it’s not clear how and when housing providers should retrofit.
Gov. Charlie Baker still is not on board with the climate policy bill overwhelmingly passed by the Legislature twice in about a month, but this time he has sent it back with proposed amendments he says would make the legislation more palatable.
The reason? Climate change: The heating and cooling of buildings accounts for roughly 10 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Sweeping climate policy legislation is back on Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk two weeks after he rejected a previous iteration of the same bill.
The climate and emissions reduction bill opposed by real estate industry groups and vetoed by Gov. Charlie Baker last week has been refiled by House and Senate leaders in the hopes of quickly returning the legislation to the governor, only this time with the opportunity to override a veto if it comes.
Scuttling what looked to be a major session-ending accomplishment for the legislature, Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed ambitious climate legislation on Thursday over his concerns that key pieces of the bill could stymie housing construction, and that the legislature did nothing in the bill to help cities and town adapt to the effects of climate change.
The Baker administration plans to ramp up efforts to combat climate change in the next two years in a push that aims to see widespread adoption of passive-house building techniques and green HVAC technologies.
With the time left to make a deal ticking away and other matters jockeying for attention, climate policy advocates are mounting an effort – one group declared it “an all-out offensive” – to keep pressure on the group of lawmakers negotiating a climate bill to produce a final product soon.
No matter what happens on Nov. 3, the commonwealth needs to act on our own state legislation to combat climate change, boost clean energy and reduce carbon emissions.
As the life science sector continues to remain one of the few bright spots in Greater Boston’s commercial real estate market during this recession, Alexandria Real Estate Equities filed plans to add a 370,000-square-foot infill office/lab building in Kendall Square.
Seven months from the finish line, here’s a look at three major issues to watch in the next few months that could mark big changes for the real estate industry,
MGM has installed thousands of solar panels at its resort casino in Springfield that can supply up to 10 percent of its power needs.