Green Power Partnership
|A Better City|
|Organization Type||Non-Profit (NGO)|
|Percentage Green Power||100.0%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
|Environmental Web Page|
A Better City is an independent membership-based organization, working to improve the economic competitiveness and quality of life in the Greater Boston region by advancing significant transportation, land development, and environmental policies, projects, and initiatives.
The organization receives all of its energy needs through renewable wind power, which helps achieve their energy policy of operating a net zero office. In addition to 100% green power purchase, we have reduced electricity consumption by 14% and 12% respectively for 2011 and 2012 by engaging employees to turn off their computers every day, programming power management mode on PCs, adding smart power strips to all personal work stations, installing plug load timers on copy machines and kitchen equipment and finally, installing a programmable thermostat and motion sensors. Walking the walk is very important to A Better City as they run the Challenge for Sustainability, a program that is designed to leverage the private sector's ability to influence change and make Greater Boston a leader in sustainable building and transportation practices. The challenge for the Challenge for Sustainability members in 2013 is to help the City of Boston become a Green Power Community!
"Purchasing green power is perfectly in line with both A Better City’s business and environmental missions. Becoming a Green Power Partner further establishes our membership organization as an environmental leader and partner in the greater Boston region’s business community and enables us to help mitigate the global greenhouse gas problem." – Rick Dimino, President, A Better City