More than $200,000 in state funding is slated for projects designed to increase the city’s energy efficiency, and move it closer to its goal of reducing energy consumption by 20 percent. Projects at the high school, middle school, one elementary school, and the Milano Senior Center are set for the near future, thanks to a $217,484 grant from the Department of Energy Resources’ Green Communities Division.
Melrose joined the Green Communities program in 2010, in the process committing to fast-track renewable energy facilities, integrate more fuel-efficient vehicles into the city fleet, minimize energy use in new construction, and reduce overall consumption in city buildings. Since then, the city has received over $2 million in grants and incentives to help it along the way. Read More