John W. Odell, Director
The Department of Sustainability & Resilience, comprised of former Energy & Asset Management and the Public Works Blue Space Division personnel, works to implement the ambitious and urgent goals and actions of the Green Worcester Sustainability and Resilience Strategic Plan (GWP), a roadmap for making Worcester the greenest mid-size city in the country.
The long-term goal of this department is to be the most sustainable and climate-resilient mid-sized city in America by 2050.
To accomplish this goal, it would mean:
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