The Town of Hopkinton, Massachusetts has been an example when it comes to energy efficiency, and environmental consciousness. In May of 2010, Governor Deval Patrick announced that Hopkinton was part of the first round of municipalities to get the “Green Communities Designation” for meeting the five criteria outlined by the Department of Energy Resources’ Green Communities Act.
California Sustainability is an important selling point for colleges and universities. Students are not only demanding educational programs around renewable energy, they’re encouraging their own institutions to “walk the walk,” and install systems on campus. A number of colleges around North America have installed large solar PV or solar thermal systems. But Butte College in