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Energy & Asset Management

John W. Odell, Director

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About

The City Energy and Asset Management Division is responsible for administering the City's multi-million dollar Energy Savings Performance Contract. Additionally, EAM's goal is maximizing energy and asset efficiencies while enhancing the beauty and functionality of the most publically frequented city facilities, including: City Hall, the Worcester Public Library buildings and facilities (excluding school branches), Union Station, DCU Center, Senior Center and Department of Inspectional Services.

The long-term goal of the Division is to improve the efficiencies of all City facilities and promote sustainable practices in all City functions.

This can be accomplished by:

  • Administering lifecycle cost analysis wherever possible for maintenance repairs and upgrades.
  • Developing a plan of continuous improvement that incorporates the upgrading and replacement of older, less efficient equipment, and challenges the way in which we currently operate to develop new ways of operating more efficiently.
  • Measuring energy data and developing maintenance cycles that provide useful and pertinent information about facility energy consumption in such a way that it is easily understandable and accessible.
  • Openly promoting energy efficiency and conservation throughout all City Departments.

Municipal Energy Use Reduction

Over the last 10+ years, Worcester has led by example by significantly improving the energy efficiency and dramatically increasing renewable energy production of its municipal facilities.

A number of the City's sustainability efforts, including legislative and policy initiatives, led to Worcester's designation as one of the first "Green Communities" in the State. Worcester was one of 35 Massachusetts municipalities to be designated a Green Community in 2010.

Worcester committed to reducing its municipal energy use by 20% from the FY2009 baseline. The City is making progress towards this goal primarily via its Energy Savings Performance Contract as shown on the accompanying chart.

Total Energy Use Change: 7.1% Reduction from FY09 - FY19

Visit www.WorcesterEnergy.org to learn more

Programs & Initiatives

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Electrical Municipal Aggregation
The City of Worcester has developed a group electricity purchasing program called Worcester Community Choice Aggregation, which launched in February 2020 and offers its residents and businesses greater control over the price and environmental characteristics of their electricity supply.

The Current Energy Mix Disclosure Label is prepared and periodically updated by Worcester Community Choice Aggregation electricity supplier. It provides detail on the energy mix (i.e. fuels used to produce electricity as well as percentage and type of renewable energy) for all program options.
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Green Worcester Plan
Help make our city a green and sustainability leader by participating in the Green Worcester Plan!
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Resilient Worcester
The City of Worcester completed a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) assessment and action plan in the summer of 2019, which provided a path to make the City and the community more resilient to extreme weather events, especially those exacerbated by climate change. The City is currently working on upgrading the parking lot at the Senior Center by using nature-based approach to infiltrate water and reduce the heat island effect.

Contact Information

Energy & Asset Management
City Hall Room 108
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

Accessible via WRTA Bus Line. View Schedules

Phone: 508-799-8325
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Office Hours:
By Appointment: Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
508-929-1300
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