Green Homes & Buildings
Our newest working group is actively working to provide outreach, education, and resources concerning ways to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings to the Marblehead owners of homes, apartments, public housing, commercial properties, and other public spaces such as schools and houses of worship.
Free In-House Energy Assessment
Get your house professionally assessed for energy saving opportunities. Sign up for this free service from Marblehead Light here. National Grid customers are also eligible for their free assessment program found here.
An Energy Specialist will assess your current energy use, help you develop a plan to make your home more energy efficient, and educate you on rebates and incentives you may qualify for.
Utility Rebate Programs
Stairway to Net Zero Homes
Interested in learning how to make your home more energy efficient, reduce your energy bills, and lower your carbon output? Then check out the following blog series on the steps to a Net Zero home.
Air Source Heat Pump Technology
If you want to learn more about how heat pumps operate and the versatile ways that they can be installed, check out this guidebook from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center found here.
Federal Government Incentives for Green Housing
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 includes a number of provisions to encourage homeowners and renters to make their homes more energy efficient and install rooftop solar for clean energy.
A summary of the benefits of the bill can be found here.
Installing Rooftop Solar
Rooftop solar will produce clean energy for your house and pay for itself by slashing most or even all of your electric bills. Use Google's Project Sunroof or tool from National Renewable Energy Lab to estimate your solar potential, solar system size requirements, annual savings, and payback period.
When you’re ready, Energy Sage offers a free online service for finding solar panel installers. Based on your individual situation and needs, they will provide you with up to three competitive quotes from pre-screened providers. Here is the website to get started: www.energysage.com.