Power of Culture Blog
Announcing $7.66M in New Cultural Facilities Fund Grants
94 awards were made in the program's 15th grant round
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has set a target of net‐zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. So, it stands to reason if we build new facilities, renovate existing ones, or install HVAC systems we should consider how these projects meet emission reduction standards right now.
Mass Cultural Council in partnership with New Ecology, Inc. will host a webinar on November 2 to help us plan for and implement the decarbonization of our buildings.
Buildings are large contributors to carbon. Whether your carbon reduction goals are driven by a responsibility to stem climate chaos, or to comply with regulations already in place – and those coming to most cities and towns – the paths and results are the same, a fossil-free future. This is a potentially tall and expensive order to fill.
Where does the owner of a cultural facility start? What do you need to know, or think about to obtain net zero emissions and beyond?
This 2-hour webinar will address these questions and more. It is a great place to begin your understanding if you are new to the topic, or to raise your puzzlers if you are already in the thick of things. Please join us and lend your voice to the conversation.
In the webinar we will discuss the options for decarbonization, how to begin the process, approaches to electrification, building envelopes, renewables, examples of challenges in the sector, as well as ample time for a Q&A. So, come prepared with your questions!
**Watch the recording of this session or view the presentation slide deck.**
Founded in 1999, New Ecology, Inc. is an innovative, mission-driven non-profit. They are nationally-known for their community-focused work advancing sustainable practices, reducing fossil fuel use, creating clean energy, eliminating pollution and waste, promoting resiliency, and ensuring healthy environments in which to live and work.