Residential energy use represents a major portion of Acton’s carbon footprint, and a significant cost in every household budget. Green Acton has worked on a variety of projects to reduce residential energy use, or to switch energy use to cleaner power sources.
- Acton Power Choice: Acton’s bulk purchasing program for electricity for residents and businesses “greens up” electricity sourcing, offers a 100% renewables option, and may save consumers some money (compared with Eversource Basic rates). Green Acton strongly encourages those who can to “opt up” to Acton Power Choice GREEN.
- Solarize Acton: a campaign to bring solar panel installations to Acton residences and businesses
- The Great Acton Energy Challenge: a campaign to bring free heat scans to hundreds of Acton houses, and to find energy leaks that could be investigated by free energy audits and fixed by contractors from a vetted list of providers