In 2022, Town Meeting passed a bylaw that established a policy for reporting, disclosing, and assessing the energy and water use of large buildings in town. The bylaw is referred to as BEU-D. Its goal is to increase energy and water use transparency and to find opportunities to increase energy efficiency to ultimately reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Under the bylaw, buildings owned or leased by the Town and residential or commercial properties with one or more building over 25,000 square feet are required to report their annual energy use, electricity supplier's energy labels, and water usage. The first round of reporting is due by May 15th, 2023 for the 2022 calendar year. The Town will post a public annual report with the data.
All information about reporting requirements can be found at the BEU-D Helpdesk. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit at ticket through the Helpdesk. The Town hosted a virtual reporting training on April 26, 2023 for the 2022 calendar year reporting cycle.
The public report based on the reported energy and water use will be found on this webpage once available.
Energy Efficiency Resources
Are you a property owner looking to improve the energy efficiency of your property? Find information about programs and incentives for commercial and industrial buildings that will help you take the next step.