Submitted by the Bedford Energy & Sustainability Committee
At the Special Town Meeting on Monday, Nov. 6, residents voted in favor of adopting the municipal specialized energy code for the Town of Bedford. This is an exciting win, as it demonstrates the town’s commitment to transitioning away from fossil fuels and ensuring that new buildings are energy-efficient and sustainable.
Bedford joins more than 20 other towns, including Arlington, Lexington, and Concord, in encouraging sustainable, fully electric, new residential and commercial construction.
The Bedford Energy & Sustainability Committee invites residents to the next meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 in the second-floor conference room at Town Hall (10 Mudge Way) to “celebrate this success and learn about priorities for fiscal year 2024.”
The Energy & Sustainability Committee is composed of seven voting members, including a Select Board liaison, and advises the Select Board on policies and procedures that promote energy efficiency and reduce community greenhouse gas emissions.
The Committee currently has two vacancies and is looking for residents to join the team. Please consider applying if you have an interest in making Bedford a more energy-efficient, sustainable community.
For more information, visit https://www.bedfordma.gov/658/Volunteer-Coordinating-Committee.
Feel free to contact the Committee at [email protected], with any questions.
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