The CAC serves as a resource to the School Building Committee as that group plans for the future of Hardy, Hunnewell and Upham Elementary Schools. The links below connect to a sample of CAC documents related to sustainable buildings.
Municipal Sustainable Building Guidelines
The 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.
Municipal Sustainable Building GuidelinesLink to page
CAC Letter to BBRS
On May 30, 2019 the CAC submitted a letter to the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulation and Standards urging them to update the current Massachusetts energy stretch code to mandate more efficient buildings and incorporate zero net energy readiness. Giving communities the option to adopt a higher efficiency stretch code will help achieve our statewide energy efficiency and climate goals, and make buildings safer, more comfortable, and more efficient for families and businesses across the Commonwealth.Link to page
Position Paper on the HHU Project (PDF)
The “Position Paper on the Hunnewell Hardy Upham Project (“HHU”)” provides recommendations to the School Committee and to the HHU School Building Committee regarding sustainability-related facets of the project, with particular attention to the Feasibility Study phase.Link to page
Matrix of Sustainable Site Criteria (XLSX)
The “Matrix of Sustainable Site Criteria” includes sustainability-related questions for the HHU Feasibility Study (sheet 1) and a summary of sustainability-related, site-selection criteria from the Center for High Performance Schools (CHPS), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and Envision programs (sheet 2).Link to page
Presentaton to Special Town Meeting 6.5.18
The Sustainable Energy Committee prepared a presentation supporting a sustainable approach to the Hunnewell School Project.Link to page
FMD's Green Cleaning Award
Sustainability pertains to the operation of buildings, as well as to their planning and construction. Read about FMD's recent award for their innovative, sustainable approach to cleaning Wellesley's municipal buildings.Link to page