The Energy Subcommittee is focused on developing tools and resources to help residents and businesses in Norwood reduce energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. 


  • Short Term:
    • Develop and maintain a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory for the town with assistance from and using the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s (MAPC) Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory Tool. This tool will help establish a baseline to understand and target areas in which greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced. 
    • Help residents understand how NMLD differs from other utilities and what advantages a municipal light department can provide
  • Medium
    • Increase public awareness & participation in energy efficiency & renewable energy programs.
    • Strengthen the incentive/financial support and the energy efficiency services available to residents and businesses.
  • Long Term
    • Increase the Town’s supply of carbon-free power to Norwood Municipal Light Department’s (NMLD) energy mix.
    • EV & Charging Stations, Increase Awareness and Implementation

Resources/links for the community (things you would like to share with Norwood residents):

  • List of energy grants/projects going on TBD:
  • Community First Partnership
  • EV

Action Items Norwood Residents can take related to your subcommittee:

  • Find out how you can save energy and money by scheduling a free energy audit for your home - contact Energy New England via online sign-up, calling 888-772-4242, or emailing 
  • Replace existing inefficient lighting with LED lights 
  • Explore the potential for an electric vehicle or solar for your home
  • Turn off lights when not needed.
  • Adjust or lower your heat settings.
  • Adjust your air conditioning settings.
  • Reduce heating and air conditioning during unoccupied hours.
  • Have your heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems serviced and adjusted.
  • Turn off appliances and equipment when not needed.
  • Tighten up window and door frames.  Repair, replace or install weather-stripping.
  • Add building insulation.
  • Cover window air conditioners in cold weather.