We are pleased to introduce a center of innovation and community engagement in the City of Worcester – The National Grid Sustainability Hub.
Our new Sustainability Hub grew from a community partnership focused on developing a local green economy and delivering smart energy solutions that benefit customers. It was first conceived at the 2011 Green to Growth Summit and is made possible by a strong partnership with the City of Worcester and many local Worcester institutions and businesses. The Hub — the first if its kind in New England and widely viewed as a national model — provides a home in our community to learn more about environmental sustainability, the modernization of our electrical grid and energy saving choices that will have a long-term impact on our society.
Key Features of the Sustainability Hub:
- Interactive exhibits showcasing smart grid technologies and demonstrating how customers can help manage and reduce energy use
- Hands-on demonstration of smart meters and how they interact with home appliances
- Energy efficiency tips and education showcase of the ‘home of the future’ appliances and technology.
- Community interactive space for meetings and learning
- Full community participation with staffing from local university student ambassadors from Clark and Worcester Polytechnic Institute creating cooperative learning opportunities for both local customers and students.
The Hub is located on the Clark University campus on the corner of Hawthorne Street and Main Street at 912 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610. The Hub is open Monday-Friday 9 AM-4 PM and by appointment on evenings and weekends.
Thank you to our Partners
National Grid’s Sustainability Hub provides hands-on education about energy efficiency and emerging technologies for National Grid’s customers and the community at large. The 2,220 square foot interactive space was donated by Clark University and is an integral part of National Grid’s Smart Energy Solutions Program, the largest and most comprehensive smart grid pilot in Massachusetts. Businesses, community and municipal groups and educational institutions teamed up with National Grid and generously donated time, services and materials to make this state-of-the-art facility a reality. We are deeply appreciative of their contributions to this unique interactive space.
We are currently seeking additional partners to help us support community education as we work with the City of Worcester and our customers to upgrade Worcester’s ability to manage its energy. We look forward to working together with all our partners to create a smarter energy future for Worcester.