The Suffolk County Energy and Climate Action Office identifies opportunities for improved energy policies for the County and coordinates with the Department of Public Works to execute and implement those policies. Suffolk County has an Energy Initiatives Working Group composed of six stakeholders from various departments that utilize all tools and programs available to further the goal of developing renewable energy and making County buildings and fleet more energy efficient.
The overarching goal is to reduce energy use and energy costs to the County, while achieving lower carbon emissions from County operations. It is these smart government investments that lead to a cleaner environment and increase overall quality of life for County residents, support of the growing green energy sector of the local economy, all while reducing energy costs to the taxpayers.
Resources and Programs
Suffolk County’s local businesses and not-for-profits can participate in Commercial PACE program.
Undertaking a clean energy project can reduce a building’s energy bill, improve its operations, reduce its carbon footprint, and increase property value. EIC NY (PACE) Finance offers low cost, long-term capital for energy-related building improvements that is secured through a benefit assessment lien on the improved property.
Inventory Report for County Operations
Completed in 2017, this report tracks key aspects of the County’s emissions.
Suffolk County is leading by example and has a robust, ongoing energy efficiency program. Below is the 2018 snapshot of energy use by Suffolk County’s building portfolio. Click here to download the Current Year NYSERDA PDF
Detailing the County Commitment
This Climate Action Plan (CAP) is the result of a two-year process. It was prepared in accordance with the commitment made by the Suffolk County Legislature when it adopted the Climate Smart Communities pledge on November 20, 2012 through Resolution No. 960-2012, “Adopting Climate Smart Community Goals in the County of Suffolk
Completed in May 2013, the CGLI Plan represents an ambitious undertaking by the Cleaner Greener Consortium of Long Island to articulate a community-based vision for a more sustainable future.
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