Last month, the board heard a presentation from a Green Community representative who spelled out the state program that the town can take advantage of if it adopts policies including the stretch code that extends the town building code to require higher energy efficiency construction.
The Selectmen have voted to use $90,000 from the town's Green Communities grant to install new energy efficient lights on Park Street.
The 175 light bulbs in the downtown area will be replaced with the much more light-emitting diodes.
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito delivered a $12,500 grant to Dalton on Thursday to help it continue to build on its Green Communities work.
The Municipal Energy Technical Assistance funds for Dalton were part of $661,000 in grants awarded to 56 cities and towns designated or in the process of becoming Green Communities.
Town officials say they are committed to repairing the failing roof on the elementary school boiler room.
The condition of the roof has become another point of contention in the tense school district relationship between Cheshire and Adams.
North Adams has received a Green Communities Grant of $194,580 that will help it save that and more in energy costs every year.
The city was one of five communities presented with certificates, big checks and signage proclaiming them the newest members of the state's Green Communities program by Judson and Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton.
Clarksburg has officially gone green. And the result is a $141,590 state grant to make this town of 1,700 more energy efficient.
Clarksburg was one of 30 new Green Communities announced by the Baker administration on Thursday. They are eligible for grants totaling $6,460,385 to complete renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.