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Archive of posts filed under the Energy Efficiency category.

Residential Heat Pump presentation rescheduled for April 7th.

Green Needham’s Residential Heat Pump presentation, postponed due to the February 13th snowstorm, has been rescheduled for Monday, April 7th at the Needham Historical Society. Heat pump systems, also known as ductless mini splits, can provide a more cost effective and energy efficient way to heat and cool a home than traditional heating systems. They …read more

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Heat Pumps – cost effective and energy efficient home heating and cooling

Heat pump system, also known as ductless mini splits, can provide a more cost effective and energy efficient way to heat and cool a home than traditional heating systems. They can be especially attractive to homeowners with oil or electric heating systems. Pioneered in Japan, where energy costs are high and minimizing direct use of …read more

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Volante Farms recognized as Green Business of the Year by Newton-Needham Chamber

Needham’s Volante Farms, Kingsbury Homes and North Hill were the Needham businesses recognized at the Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce’s Green Business Awards Breakfast. Close to 200 business and civic leaders gathered on June 26th along the banks of the Charles River at the Newton Marriott Hotel’s outdoor pavilion to discuss and celebrate the economic …read more

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Receive $1,750 – $3,500 for replacing an old boiler or furnace this summer

After last week’s heat wave, replacing your aging and inefficient boiler or furnace is probably not the first thing on your mind. But it should be, especially this summer. If your boiler or furnace is at least 30 years old, replacing it this summer could mean between $1,750 and $3,500 in rebates. And, you won’t …read more

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Weatherization seminar presentation – Ranches and Colonials

Different styles of homes offer different opportunities to save money and energy. Green Needham and Next Step Living presented two weatherization seminars in January with specific ideas and advice for homeowners of capes, colonials and ranches. The January 17th workshop focused on ranches and colonials, which share some common features. You can find the January …read more

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Weatherization seminar presentation – Capes

Different styles of homes offer different opportunities to save money and energy. Green Needham and Next Step Living presented two weatherization seminars in January with specific ideas and advice for homeowners of capes, colonials and ranches. The January 16th workshop focused on cape houses. You’ll find the January 17th presentation on colonials and ranches here. …read more

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Green Needham Creates new Home Energy Savings Team

To advance our goal of reducing energy use in Needham homes, Green Needham has created a new team, the Home Energy Savings Team.  This team will build on our success with the NStar Community Home Energy Challenge, during which we increased the number of homeowners participating in Mass Save® programs to reduce energy use. The …read more

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Better by Design – Presentation

Did you know that: Energy use for lighting in the new High Rock School is 35% less than code thanks to high efficiency lighting and extensive use of natural light? School buildings designed to a higher standard of energy and environmental performance are eligible for reimbursement of an additional 2% of eligible construction costs from …read more

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Better by Design – Join us on Monday, November 26th

Black Friday means shopping for some, but Green Monday is savings for everyone. Join us on the Monday after Thanksgiving – November 26th at 7:00 pm at the Library Community Room for “Better by Design – energy efficiency in Needham’s public construction projects“. Learn how reducing energy use and using energy as efficiently as possible …read more

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Green Needham wraps up Needham 1,000 Energy Reduction Campaign with Plaque Presentation at Powers Hall

With the presentation of a brass plaque at Needham’s Powers Hall on Friday, October 12 at 9 a.m., Green Needham Collaborative is wrapping up its Needham 1,000 energy reduction campaign. The plaque honors the Town of Needham for its sustainability accomplishments and lists 32 local businesses, organizations, and schools which have shown an outstanding commitment …read more

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