Back to top

History of Renew Boston

History of Renew Boston

In 2009 Mayor Menino launched the Renew Boston energy efficiency program. After only a few short years, the program received national recognition for its leadership in energy efficiency. Now, Renew Boston is a national trend setter and model for city-funded energy programs. 

The reason for Renew Boston's rapid success is simple. The program provides low and no-cost energy efficiency upgrades to all residents and small businesses. Energy efficiency upgrades reduce residents' utility bills and improve comfort in their homes. These upgrades save our residents money and keep them safe in both cold spells and heat waves.

Improving energy efficiency also helps the city achieve its ambitious environmental goals. The City of Boston has consistently led national efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Renew Boston is important to meeting the City's goals and keeping Boston neighborhoods clean. 

Since 2009, the goals of Renew Boston have remained clear:

  • help Boston residents, businesses, and institutions save money and energy
  • reduce Boston’s greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020, and 80% by 2050
  • create local and green jobs, and
  • increase renewable adoption energy in Boston.

Everyone is eligible! Boston Homeowners, property owners, tenants, and landlords are all eligible for huge discounted or no-cost improvements. This is possible through the great partnership with the City of Boston's Renew Boston program, Eversource, National Grid, Mass Save, nonprofits, and contractors. Our partnerships ensure that we will be right by the side of our residents every step of the way. Renew Boston is the one-stop shop for anything and everything in reducing energy usage! 

Get started by signing up for a free home energy visit today at 617-635-SAVE (7283), or connect with Renew Boston at 617-635-3850.

Still have questions? Contact:
Environment
1 City Hall Square
Room 709
Boston, MA 02201-2031
United States