The Green Communities Division (GCD) of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources provides grants, technical assistance, and local support from regional coordinators to help municipalities reduce energy use and costs by implementing clean energy projects in municipal buildings, facilities, and schools.
In 2020 - received $199,999 for a lighting upgrade and replacement conversion to LED for Town buildings, which are estimated to reduce Weston's energy usage by 812 MMBtu (appx. 1% of the town's total energy usage) and realize a yearly operational cost savings of $50,566 per year.
In 2021 - received $15,000 for a technical study to determine the feasibility of electrification of Town Hall.
The Sustainability Committee and Town staff are actively pursuing sustainable initiatives through upcoming rounds of Green Communities grants.