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Update on the Solar PV project at the Needham RTS

Although there aren’t any visible indications yet, the project to install a 3.7 Megawatt solar PV system on the closed landfill at the Needham RTS continues to move forward. The Town and the project developer, Brightfields, are working through the final details of a service agreement with the financing provider for the project. The Town …read more

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Solarize Needham exceeds expectations and is being extended to October 31st!

The Solarize Needham campaign has exceeded even our expectations. So far, 111 Needham households have chosen to Solarize their homes. Those homes will generate over 900,000 kWh of electricity yearly. Because of our success – and the continuing interest the program has received – our Solarize partner Astrum Solar has agreed to allow us to …read more

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Former Green Needham Intern David Robinson to work in Tanzania next year.

Green Needham is always heartened to hear of young people devoting their energies to environmental justice, especially when they are from Needham! We are particularly excited to solicit your support for our former summer intern David Robinson, who is raising funds for a year-long agricultural project in Africa. Please read on and see how you …read more

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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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Nominate a Needham business for a Green Business Award!

Help us recognize and support businesses who are succeeding by leading the way to a more sustainable community! The Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce’s Green Business Awards breakfast recognize Newton and Needham business who: have made significant progress in reducing energy, or implemented other environmental strategies toward sustainability or who supply green products or services. Last …read more

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Tonight’s Residential Heat Pump presentation postponed

The residential heat pump presentation scheduled for this evening, Thursday, February 13th has been postponed due to the snowstorm. We will post a new date for the session as soon as we can confirm the arrangements. If you RSVP’d for tonight’s meeting through Eventbrite, you will receive an e-mail notification of the new date. If …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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Needham is a Solarize community!

Green Needham Chair Michael Greis, Solar Coach Artie Crocker and Municipal Representative Tatiana Swanson traveled to Amherst on Monday, December 2nd for the formal announcement that Needham is one of the communities selected to participate in the second round of the 2013 Solarize Massachusetts program. Solarize Mass® is a community-focused, grassroots solar energy marketing, education …read more

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Green Needham celebrates at the 4th of July parade

Green Needham celebrated Independence Day at the Needham 4th of July parade this year. Headed by an all-electric Nissan Leaf sedan, Green Needham members were joined by Needham homeowners who have installed solar PV systems on their roofs. We celebrated both freedom from the gas pump and the independence of producing your own electricity. Since …read more

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The Water is Rising: Meeting summary and follow-up

Green Needham thanks Brian Swett, Energy and Environment Chief for the City of Boston, for coming to Needham on May 20th to present Boston’s climate change strategy. Since creating its first climate change strategy in 2007, Boston under Mayor Menino has been a national leader in developing and executing a comprehensive strategy that encompasses mitigation …read more

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