Small towns confront different challenges than do larger, more urban communities, often in terms of density, resources, infrastructure, and connectivity to funding, outreach, and technical assistance. This session will offer a facilitated discussion that seeks to illuminate strategies that small towns in New England are utilizing to have a big(ger) impact on the building energy sector. Come learn from a regional planning agency, an institute supporting island communities in Maine, a Massachusetts suburb, and a large electric and gas utility to gain an understanding of how an ecosystem of actors, resources, and support systems can bolster the energy efficiency and resiliency of a small town’s built environment.
AIA 1.0 LU/HSW
AICP 1.0 Sustainability credit