Turn off or turn down air conditioning and lighting in unoccupied spaces to avoid wasting energy and paying unnecessary costs. Unplug "energy vampire" appliances such as screens that use power even when turned off.
Step Two: Check Your Electric Bill
Use Brookline Green Electricity to opt up to 100% renewables. By purchasing locally generated renewable energy at stable, competitive rates, you’ll be supporting the Massachusetts workforce. Something as ordinary as paying your electric bill can have an extraordinary impact on our community.
Mass Save provides free energy audits for business as well as residential. They will tell you what energy upgrades are useful and will analyze your building for improvements. They provide a list of certified contractors so that you can get competitive pricing for any work you plan to do. Here’s the link to find out more about what they do and how to contact them.
Rebate information from DSIRE (Database of State Incentive for Renewables & Efficiency)
A comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Enter your zip code for details on programs available in your area.
Have a roof that needs maintenance? Use MassCEC's free commercial advisor service:
A consultant paid by MassCEC will help you look at appropriate sizing, costs and savings of solar, active installers in their area that will give them proposals, how to evaluate proposals that come in, and even storage.