Green Communities

Littleton was certified as a Green Community by the MA Department of Energy Resources (DOER) on December 22, 2015

  • Year One Grant: Along with certification, on 12/22/15, the Town of Littleton was awarded a grant of $140,870 for energy improvements in 2016, including conversion of street lights to LED.
  • Year Two Grant: On 6/19/17, Littleton was awarded a Green Communities competitive grant of $250,000 to fund energy conservation measures in municipal facilities including town wide streetlights, Spectacle Pond Water Treatment Plant, and Littleton High School. The energy conservation measures funded by this grant are: LED streetlight conversion, variable frequency drives on pumps, and exterior lighting upgrade.
  • Year Three Grant: On 7/20/18, Littleton was awarded a Green Communities competitive grant of $250,000 to fund energy conservation measures, VFDs, exterior and interior lighting, and administrative costs, in municipal facilities including High, Shaker Lane, and Middle Schools.


Certified Green Communities meet these five program criteria:
  1. provide as-of-right siting in designated locations for renewable/alternative energy generation, research & development, or manufacturing facilities; 
  2. adopt an expedited application and permit process for as-of-right energy facilities;
  3. establish an energy use baseline and develop a plan to reduce energy use by twenty percent within five years;
  4. purchase only fuel-efficient vehicles; and
  5. adopt the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) Stretch Code.

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