Faculty Advisor

Rissmiller, Kent J.


Our IQP tracks the progress and implementation of the Green Communities Act of 2008 in Massachusetts. Our methods included giving a survey to members of the WPI community to assess their knowledge and opinion of the Act, and determine ways in which they implement green technologies in their own lives. We found that most of the public does not know what the Green Communities Act is doing for them, but that most people are going green in some way. We also gave a survey to all the town managers or equivalent town officials across the state to track and compare the progress of different towns with the Act. From this, we analyzed different levels of progress with the Act's goals at a town level.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies