Policy

Energy Experts and Officials Discuss Proposed Residential Energy Scorecard in South Boston

Buildings account for 40% of the energy consumption in the U.S., residential buildings for 20%. To make home energy assessments accessible and encourage effective retrofits, Massachusetts’ Baker-Polito Administration recently announced their intention on becoming…

Fraunhofer CSE to Host German Energy Scorecard Expert for June 12th Residential Scorecard Event

Massachusetts’ Baker-Polito Administration recently announced their intention on becoming the first state in the nation to require residential energy scores. The ‘scorecards’ would be made available to potential homebuyers after January 1, 2021…

Issue Brief: Fraunhofer CSE Grid Mod Event 4/25/18

Last week, Fraunhofer CSE was excited to kick off the first event in our new speaker series on grid modernization in Massachusetts, called “International Insights to Meet 2050 Carbon Goals.” The “Roundtable Speaker…

Fraunhofer CSE To Host Massachusetts Grid Modernization Talks

This Wednesday, we will kick off the first session of Fraunhofer CSE’s “Grid Modernization in Massachusetts” speaker series. With these talks, Fraunhofer CSE will bring together industry experts, researchers, policy makers, and thought…

Massachusetts State Reps Visit Fraunhofer CSE’s Living Lab in South Boston

Last month, Fraunhofer CSE was honored to host Massachusetts State House Representatives Jon Hecht (29th Middlesex District) and Solomon Goldstein-Rose (3rd Hampshire District) as they toured our Living Lab in South Boston. We were excited to provide…

Fraunhofer CSE Hosts Inaugural Meeting of Phase Change Materials Industry Association

On October 5th 2017, Fraunhofer CSE hosted the inaugural meeting of the Phase Change Materials Industry Association of North America, whose mission it is to promote the development and use of phase change…

Fraunhofer CSE Develops New PIR-based Aerogel Insulation with DOE Funding

Buildings account for 40% of the energy consumption in the United States. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) announced that it is investing up to $15.8 million in 13 projects that…

Map showing the utilities in the scorecard, denoting the top performers.

The Most Energy-Efficient Utilities Are in Massachusetts

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has published its first energy efficiency scorecard for utilities and has found “striking regional differences” across the U.S. Eversource Massachusetts and National Grid Massachusetts top…

Boston Remains Top Scoring City for Energy Efficiency in the U.S!

A recently released report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) just scored cities across the United States for energy efficiency. Boston remains the top scoring city for energy efficiency, scoring…

State Representative Tom Golden Visits Fraunhofer CSE

Massachusetts State Representative Tom Golden, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, visited Fraunhofer CSE’s office on November 15. On a tour of the labs with the Center’s Executive Director…

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