Other Places to Look for Information:

Building Science

Synergy Companies Construction, LLC    Zero Energy Home

Serious Windows

1000 Home Challenge

Wikipedia article on Deep Energy Retrofit

Other DER’s to check out:

Super Insulation Project

Auburndale Renovation

About Somerville:

Groundwork Somerville

Since Renters make up 2/3rds of 25 Ellington Road, here are some general resources for renters as well as homeowners:
Green renters blog-
Healthy & green lifestyle info-
How to green rental properties- Green rental properties database-
“Natural Home” magazine – Green living & space planning-
National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) Verified Green – U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) & American Society of Interior Designers’ (ASID)) ReGreen green remodeling guidelines-
Community action:
Climate action, weatherization & solar ‘barnraisings’:
Cambridge Home Energy Efficiency Training:
Boston Climate Action Network:
Mass Climate Action Network:
Seacoast Renewable Energy Initiative (NH)- Solar barnraisings-
Energy Audits/ Assessment:
Free home energy audits-
Savings calculators & energy conservation information- Home energy dashboard (web-based)-
Air sealing products:
Third-party window ratings/ resources:
CFL sources:
Energy Star savings calculators:

BuildingGreen’s online GreenSpec materials database:
Green product standards & 3rd Party product certifications:
The Precautionary List (green materials, finishes, etc)- GreenSeal-
Scientific Certification Systems-
Forest Stewardship Council-
Pharos- Product database that examines all significant lifecycle impacts, including social
Water conservation resources:
Mass Water Resources Authority (MWRA; a good water conservation resource even if you’re not covered by them)-
EPA’s WaterSense program:
Financing and incentives:
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)- Federal tax credits-
Energy Efficient Mortgages- HERS Ratings-;
Green loans (example)-
State (MA) renewables tax credit & sales tax exemption
Renewable energy rebates (MA) –
Commonwealth Solar (MA) –
Directories of green building & sustainability professionals:
NEXUS Green Service Provider Directory- Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s Sustainable Yellow Pages- Rate it Green-


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