Faculty Advisor

Demetry, Chrysanthe

Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard Francis

Project Center

Boston, Massachusetts


We helped the Planning and Development Department of Newton, MA in identifying policy modifications that will better promote green buildings and reduce negative impacts on the environment. We investigated the best practices of green cities across the country and found that each city uses different combinations of zoning and building regulations, incentive programs, and policies for municipal structures to advance green building. We recommended that Newton modify its policy to incorporate incentives to supplement the existing green building regulations.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering