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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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Transportation Panel – Feb 11th, Needham Library

A community transportation panel will be held Tuesday, February 11th in the Needham Library Community Room from 7:00 – 8:15 pm. Panelists include: State Senator Richard Ross, representing Norfolk, Bristol, & Middlesex districts. He is Ranking Republican Member on the Senate Committee on Ways & Means. Charles Chieppo, research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of …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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Nominations wanted for the Newton-Needham Green Business Awards

The Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce wants to recognize businesses that have make significant contributions towards protecting the environment. If you’d like to nominate a business please. submit a one page (or less) description of any a business that is based in either Newton or Needham and has made significant progress toward reducing energy or embraced …read more

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Olin Compost Update

With another semester behind us, it’s time to update our composting totals. For those of you not familiar with Olin’s composting program, we compost all fruit and vegetable waste during food preparation in Olin’s dining hall. The program is in its 5th year and it is run by staff and student volunteers. Fall 2012 data: …read more

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Accelerate renewable solar energy in Needham – join our Solar Team

Green Needham is expanding its Solar Team. Join us and help accelerate renewable solar energy in Needham. We’re hosting two “armchair” web meetings to introduce the opportunities for growing solar energy in Needham. You don’t have to have a lot of time – or experience with solar – to help. Our plans include: Solar at …read more

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Solar 101 Workshop

Have you wondered if solar is right for your house? If so, join us for Green Needham’s Solar 101, an introduction and guide to residential solar energy for homeowners. We will explain the technology and terminology of solar PV (photovoltaic) and solar thermal systems, the criteria homeowners should consider before proceeding, and acquisition and financing …read more

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Needham 1,000 wrap-up and recognition

Green Needham’s October Needham 1,000 Plaque Presentation at Powers Hall wrapped up several years of community accomplishment on the 10% Energy Challenge. The organization and the community’s efforts were subsequently recognized in a citation presented to Green Needham by State Representative Denise Garlick During the Needham 1,000 campaign, over 900 local households took the Challenge, …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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Selectmen appoint Solar Exploratory Committee at their November 14th meeting

The Selectmen will appoint the members of the Solar Exploratory Committee at their November 14th meeting. The Committee, authorized by the Selectmen at their September 11th meeting, generated strong interest from Needham citizens interested in serving. The seven residents selected to serve are: Jonathan Bracken Liz Driscoll Ed Friedman Dan Goodman David Harris Kathleen Phelps …read more

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