On Monday, Massachusetts Energy and Enviromental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan announced that Chelmsford has won one of the 2013 Leading by Example Awards.
Chelmsford earned the honors for its recent efforts at solar net metering, the construction of the hybrid charging station at the library and an ongoing effort to upgrade two dozen town buildings as well as convert 2,200 streetlights to more efficient LED technology.
Begun in 2007 as part of an executive order by Governor Deval Patrick, the Leading By Example Awards are part of an initiative to promote energy efficiency, clean energy technology and efforts that reduce environmental impacts.
“Governor Patrick has set some of the most ambitious energy efficiency and renewable energy targets in the nation, and this year’s winners are leading the way to achieving those targets," said Secretary Sullivan. "This year's winners are implementing real cost saving, emissions reducing measures and the Commonwealth is seeing the results.”
Other award recipients this year included the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the towns of Amherst and Arlington, the city of New Bedford, Framingham State University, Greenfield Community College, Paul Piraino of UMass Lowell and Lauren Sinatra of Nantucket Energy.
More information on the program is available on the Massachustts Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs website.