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Boston awarded grant to fund strategic heat resilience planning study

Boston awarded grant to fund strategic heat resilience planning study

It will form a critical component of the Climate Ready Boston initiative, which aims to develop resilient solutions to prepare the city for the effects of climate change.

Boston seeks partner for urban forest plan

Boston seeks partner for urban forest plan

The 20-year vision will set citywide goals for canopy protection as well as help to tackle climate change and enhance the quality of life for all Bostonians.

City of Boston explores the use of e-cargo bikes

City of Boston explores the use of e-cargo bikes

Mayor Martin Walsh has released a request for information to find out how such bikes could fit into Boston’s delivery landscape and identify current obstacles to adoption by private businesses.

City of Boston partners with hospital in Covid-19 testing programme

City of Boston partners with hospital in Covid-19 testing programme

Massachusetts General Hospital will collect data from 1,000 asymptomatic Boston residents in a study to gather intelligence to evaluate community exposure.

Boston municipal buildings target carbon neutrality

Boston municipal buildings target carbon neutrality

Following an executive order, building construction must be low-energy and fossil-fuel-free, while meeting annual energy needs from a mix of on- and off-site renewable energy assets.

Boston ranked top for energy efficiency

Boston ranked top for energy efficiency

In the 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard, the city earned the highest score for its building policies and a perfect score for its energy efficiency outreach and programmes.