Village of Trumansburg officially a clean energy community
State grant money will help further improve energy efficiency
Trumansburg, NY- The Village of Trumansburg has joined several other emissions conscious cities,
towns, and villages across New York State as an officially recognized “Clean Energy Community” by
the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. To obtain the designation ,
Trumansburg completed four high-impact clean energy actions. The implementation of these actions
comes with the state’s recognition and a $5000 grant award to the Village.
The energy actions Trumansburg completed were the following:
1.Adopted a benchmarking policy to track and report the energy usage within Village municipal
2.Performed energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to municipal buildings to achieve a 10%
reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from buildings.
3.Streamlined the local approval processes for solar projects through adoption of the New York
State United Solar Permit.
4.Completed energy code enforcement training on best practices in energy code enforcement for the
Village’s Code Officer.
The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions came from converting the Village Hall gas boiler to air
sourced heat pumps, and converting the village offices to LED bulbs. Trumansburg Mayor, Rordan
Hart, believes it’s crucial that the Village sets an example on how to be conscious of energy
” The term ‘sustainability’ means different things in different situations”, said Hart, “But when
it comes to energy it means, at the very least, being the best stewards we can possibly be of our
community’s use and sourcing of our energy needs. I am very pleased that the Village of Trumansburg continues to move towards
increasingly sustainable energy usage.”
The actions taken by the Village of Trumansburg are part of a collective vision that sees the
Empire State setting the green energy pace for the rest of the nation. Trumansburg’s efforts to
decrease the Village’s carbon footprint, brings New York that much closer to realizing its
” The Village of Trumansburg’s designation is the latest example of how communities all across the
state are stepping up to help build a cleaner, more sustainable New York,” said Alicia Barton,
President and CEO, NYSERDA. ” I commend the Village for joining Governor Cuomo ‘s commitment to
reducing harmful emissions, lowering energy costs, and ensuring the state meets our nation-leading
clean energy goals.”
Initial thoughts on how the Village will use the grant money centers around weatherization upgrades
to Village Hall, more specially adding insulation to the basement and crawl spaces.
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