Buildings PathwayThe electricity, natural gas, and/or oil that we use in our homes, businesses, institutions, and municipal facilities (including public schools) result in the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Wellesley. To reduce the impact of our current and future building stock, we must enhance energy efficiency and switch our building systems and appliances over to electricity.

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Municipal Sustainable Building Guidelines

sust dev imageThe Climate Action Committee, in consultation with the Facilities Management Department, developed Municipal Sustainable Building Guidelines (the Guidelines) to inform municipal building projects and private development on Town-owned land. The CAC presented the Guidelines along with a Summary to boards, committees and departments across Town for discussion and feedback. The CAC also held a Public Hearing on January 29, 2020. The following building proponents voted to approve the Guidelines: Board of Selectmen, School Committee, Wellesley Free Library Trustees, Board of Public Works, Municipal Light board, Natural Resources Commission, and Recreation Commission.