- In 2008 Greenfield became one of the first cities in Massachusetts to be named a Green Community. The City achieved its 20% energy use reduction goal in 2016 and has sustained or exceeded this level of savings since, attaining a 28% reduction in Fiscal Year 2023.
- Greenfield Light & Power Municipal Aggregation
- 100% green power for Greenfield's residents.
- Greenfield was named 2016 Crown Community by American City and County Magazine for Greenfield Light & Power's innovative purchasing of locally generated renewable energy. All Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard requirements for Greenfield light and Power are met from solar and renewable energy projects in Greenfield and surrounding towns. Greenfield is one of only six communities recognized nationwide for this honor.
- LEED Gold/Net Zero Ready municipal buildings (2016 - present)
- LEED Gold certified High School - 2016.
- Net Zero Ready Senior Center - 2017.
- Net Zero Ready Library - 2023.
- Net Zero DPW office Building - 2023
- Net Zero Ready Fire Station - 2024
- LED Streetlights
- Greenfield streets are lit by high-efficiency LED lights, saving the City over 75% on power and maintenance costs.
- Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
- Greenfield has charging stations located in the Chapman/Davis, City Hall and Library parking lots as well as in the Olive Street Garage.
- Building Dashboards
- The Energy & Sustainability Department created comprehensive building dashboards for each municipal property to facilitate well-informed allocation of municipal funding. You can find the building dashboards here.
- Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee
- The Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee is a volunteer committee that works to achieve goals set out in the 2014 Sustainable Greenfield Master Plan.
- Fiske Avenue Pocket Park (2021)
- The Fiske Avenue parking lot was turned into a pocket park with off-street parking with the help of grant funding from AARP and an ongoing collaboration between several City departments and dedicated volunteers. Learn more about the Fiske Avenue Pocket Park here.
- Greenfield Solar Farms (2012 and 2021)
- The Solar Farm provides 50% of our municipal energy needs.
- LED lighting upgrades in City buildings.
- Eversource provided enhanced incentives to upgrade to LED lighting in eleven City buildings, including six schools. These upgrades save us an estimated $44,000 every year.
- Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning upgrades in City buildings.
- Green Communities grants have helped the City upgrade heating and cooling equipment in several buildings, including City Hall, Four Corners Elementary School, Greenfield Middle School, and the Police Station. Learn more about the City's HVAC upgrades here.
- Sustainable Greenfield Master Plan
- The City went through a master planning process is 2014 and the Sustainable Greenfield Master Plan was finished early in 2015.