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Semi-Finalist Evaluation

Judges'' comments

SUBJECT: Your proposal in the Climate CoLab
Proposal: Net Zero Somerville
Contest: Atypical Ideas for Carbon Neutrality
Thank you for your contest entry. We appreciate your willingness to share your ideas and also the time and effort you put into developing a proposal and submitting it to the contest.
We, the Judges, have strongly considered your proposal and found that it contained intriguing elements; however, we have chosen to not advance it to the next round of competition. We had many excellent proposal and are not able to advance all the entries that promising potential.
We encourage you to keep developing your idea. Transfer your proposal to the Proposal Workspace to re-open it, make edits, add collaborators, and even submit it into a future contest. You can do so by logging into your account, opening your proposal, selecting the Admin tab, and clicking “Move proposal”.
We welcome you to stay involved in the Climate CoLab community: support and comment on proposals that have been named Semi-Finalists and finalists, and even volunteer to join one those teams if you have relevant expertise. During the voting period, you can help select the contest’s Popular Choice Winner. The Climate CoLab will be opening more contests in the coming months, and you are welcome to submit your proposals to those contests as well.
Below this note you will find some feedback from our judges—we hope you find this interesting and insightful.
We are honored to have your contribution as part of our innovative search for ways of making Somerville carbon neutral by 2050. We hope that by working together, we all can create solutions that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.
2015 Climate CoLab Judges

As we plan for carbon neutrality, building performance is a critical component of reducing emissions.

The proposal argues new incentives are needed without specifying what that are. Overall a good idea, but it would be even more compelling if it included specifics on types of incentives. Is there potentially something novel here? Possibly , but not specified.

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