City Covers Cost of Winterizing Residents’ Homes

Free energy upgrades are available, and the city of Boston wants residents to know about it. The upgrades are available to qualifying residents through Mayor Thomas Menino’s Renew Boston initiative, which has partnered with NSTAR and National Grid. “The main goal of this program is to improve the energy efficiency of the building stock in the city,” said Joe Walsh Read More »

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New Boston Program Hands Out Free Energy Improvements

Residents at a Renew Boston meeting

A new city of Boston program, launched in partnership with energy efficiency and utility companies could potentially save residents upwards of $3,500 toward improvements that make city homes more efficient. The Renew Boston program, which launched last month, utilizes existing rebate programs and state-mandated grants from utility companies to offer a set of energy efficiency Read More »

No-Cost Home Energy Improvements

West Roxbury residents may be eligible for up to $3,500 in energy efficient equipment, weatherization and home improvements. With cold weather approaching, Mayor Thomas M. Menino is inviting West Roxbury residents to visit the West Roxbury Branch Library on Monday, Sept. 27 from 7 to 8 pm to find out if they are eligible for Renew Boston—a program offering free energy efficiency upgrades that will make homes comfortable this winter while also saving residents money Read More »

WRSE Helping Environment at Parkway Soccer Family Day

WRSE Water Table at Parkway Soccer Family Day

West Roxbury Saves Energy gave away more than 200 reusable water bottles last Saturday at the annual Parkway Soccer Family Day event at Millennium Park. WRSE’s “Water Table” was meant to encourage people to buy fewer sports drinks and bottled waters and use tap water instead and was sponsored by Waves Car Wash. Read More »

Parkway Residents Make Boston Shine

Boston Shines campaign efforts

Roslindale Village’s Adams Park looks a little brighter and well kept this week, thanks to a community-wide effort last Saturday to clean up and beautify the park and the areas around the square. Just down the road in West Roxbury, the West Roxbury Saves Energy organization planted flowers along Centre Street, beautifying the area, too. Read More »

WRSE Hosts Blower Door Party

Blower door fan installation

The bite of the New England cold can be bad enough for Bostonians, but how does one cope with the added sting of high heating bills during the winter? In order to combat the assault of high-cost energy, Ray Porfilio and Rickie Harvey of West Roxbury Saves Energy (WRSE) presented an energy audit demonstration to a home on Maple Street to show how the audit works, as well as how one can get Read More »