Arlington, MA (October 4, 2023) — Arlington Public Schools (APS) is pleased to announce it has been selected as a 2023 Mass Save® Climate Leader. APS is one of fourteen commercial and industrial organizations across the Commonwealth to receive this distinguished recognition.
The Sponsors of Mass Save selected this group of Climate Leaders based on a variety of factors including the total energy savings achieved over the past few years, the historical level of energy savings relative to energy consumption, and the frequency and diversity of energy efficiency investments.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Elizabeth C. Homan stated, “We are thrilled that our efforts to reduce our energy consumption have been recognized by the Sponsors of Mass Save. The projects that earned this award provide comfortable and appropriate learning environments for our students and staff, while ensuring long-term efficiencies for our community. These projects also support the Town of Arlington’s goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.”
APS has leveraged the financial and technical support provided by the Sponsors of Mass Save to make meaningful investments in energy efficiency and curb greenhouse gas emissions. Specific projects include:
- Renovation of Gibbs Middle (Grade 6) School, a 69,000 square foot building, resulting in an impressive 21% overall energy savings
- Achievement of an outstanding 45.6% energy consumption reduction through the construction of Arlington High School, bolstered by the successful adoption of complete electrification
“We commend this year’s recipients as leaders for their strong efforts in energy efficiency and their dedication to their own climate goals to advance a net-zero future,” said Tilak Subrahmanian, Vice President of Energy Efficiency and Electric Mobility at Eversource. “We will continue to support them on their path to a more energy efficient future, as well as provide communities and organizations access to as many clean energy options and resources as possible. This work is a key component to achieving our energy efficiency goals and supporting decarbonization efforts in Massachusetts.”
About the Sponsors of Mass Save®
Mass Save® is a collaborative of Massachusetts’ electric and natural gas utilities and energy efficiency service providers including Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, Eversource, Liberty, National Grid, and Unitil. We empower residents, businesses, and communities to make energy efficient upgrades by offering a wide range of services, rebates, incentives, trainings, and information.