Pioneer Valley gets greener with designation of Wendell and Whately as “Green Communities” Reply

The Pioneer Valley towns of Wendell and Whately were recently designated Green Communties under the Green Communities Act, joining numerous other towns in the region.   This brings the total number of cities and towns in the commonwealth that have achieved the designation to 110. More…

Seven Pioneer Valley towns recently designated as “Green Communities” Reply

Seven communities in western Massachusetts recently received the Green Communities designation from the commonwealth. The newly designated towns include Amherst, Conway, Pelham, Gill, Huntington, Northfield, and Sunderland.

In order to become a Green Community under the Green Communities Act, a municipality must meet 5 criteria: More…

The Green Communities Act: What you should know when buying or selling a home in a Green Community Reply

Cities and towns in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have recently been designated as “Green Communities” under the Green Communities Act.   Eight of these cities and towns are located in the Pioneer Valley.  While the incentives for becoming a Green Community are grants to help municipalities pay for energy efficient measures, it also presents a unique opportunity for those trying to sell a home in a Green Community.   It also requires a new set of skills for REALTORS®. More…