Feature Short

How Boston Reduced Its Carbon Footprint

Building operations represent 75% of Boston’s greenhouse gas emissions. Here’s what we can learn from the city’s work on ambitious climate goals.

April 4, 2016

“There’s no magic formula.”

The words seem to come easily to Carl Spector, commissioner of the environment for the City of Boston. “Everyone understands what we need to do,” he elaborates. “We need to make buildings—both new and existing—more efficient. And we need to start changing our sources of energy.”