Current Sustainability Initiatives

Energy Code Supplement

The Ithaca Energy Code Supplement (ECS) is in effect and applies to most new construction and major renovations.

LED Streetlight Upgrade

The Town recently purchased its approximately 270 streetlights from NYSEG and is upgrading them to LED technology, cutting GHG emissions and lighting costs dramatically. As of August 11, 2022, construction is all but complete. If you have questions, comments, or want to report a streetlight issue, contact Public Works at or 607-273-1656.

Community Choice Aggregation

The Town and the City are developing a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program planned to start in 2023. This opt-out program will allow the Town to procure energy supply service and distributed energy resources for eligible energy customers in our community.

Net-Zero Town Facilities By 2030

The Town recently conducted energy studies of Town Hall and Public Works, and is in discussion of how to implement the recommendations from the report, with the goal of attaining net-zero carbon facilities by 2030. For assistance tracking and reducing building energy use and water use, Town Hall joined the Ithaca 2030 District.

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