The Town of Southampton is a coastal community dependent on its natural, cultural, historic, and scenic resources. In efforts to preserve these resources, the Town Board of the Town of Southampton has taken a proactive leadership role in enacting legislation and/or programs that promote sustainability, and conservation.
This long-standing precedent of stewardship has led the Town towards environmentally conscious development, moving the community to the forefront as a model of sustainability in the State of New York. Such environmental protection and sustainable agendas have continued through subsequent adopted plans, including the Town of Southampton Sustainability 400+ Plan incorporated into the Town’s Comprehensive Plan in 2012.
PORTFOLIO-WIDE LEADERSHIP COMMITMENTS
50% GHG reduction by 2030 from a 2018 baseline
25% reduction in Energy Intensity
SOUTHAMPTON, NY IS PARTICIPATING IN THE FOLLOWING DOE PROGRAMS:
|Better Climate Challenge|
The Town seeks to become carbon neutral by 2040, through a combination of conservation, efficiency, and alternative energy sources. By Resolution 2017-475, the Town Board also established the goal to meet one hundred percent (100%) of electricity consumption needs through renewable energy sources by the year 2025.
The Town of Southampton is recognized by the NYS DEC as a Bronze, Climate Smart Community, and a Leader in the NYSERDA Clean Energy Community program, for the Town's efforts in decarbonization. These efforts include adopting the NYSERDA's NY-Stretch Energy Code, converting all Town street lights to LED.
The Town of Southampton received a 2023 Better Project Award for making town hall sustainability improvements that will reduce emissions by more than 210 MTCO2e per year.
|GHG Emissions Goals|
|50%Reduction in Scope 1 & 2 Emissions||Progress|