Boston Mayor Thomas A. Menino signed the "Green BuildingMaintenance Order," his second major executive order on greeninitiatives. Aimed at increasing the purchase of environmentallypreferred cleaning supplies, expanding recycling programs in cityfacilities and advancing green policies around the city, the newpolicy will cover approximately 400 buildings and facilities inBoston.

"This is yet another step in which the city is working towardreducing waste and creating more innovative strategies to improvethe efficiency and sustainability of our operations. We haveseveral strategies that are already working and I am committed totaking these best practices citywide," Menino said in theannouncement.

Several city agencies have implemented green initiatives,including programming computers to shut off automaticallyovernight, converting public schools from oil to natural gas, andthe use of energy-efficient lighting.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.